Favorite – Chia Seeds
The Succulent Wives are taking a little (very little) time off this summer. While we are still actively working on bringing you new content and ideas every week, we have also decided to bring back some of our favorite posts from the archives, those that are still timely, relevant, useful and that deserve to be revisited. Thanks for allowing us to recharge. We promise that we will be coming back with more new ideas and recommendations for cool stuff than you'll know what to do with…
We may have been a little ahead of our time when we first wrote about Chia Seeds in October 2009.
We only mentioned one brand, because that was all we could find. In fact, I remember walking into Whole Foods asking for chia seeds and being met with quizzical looks and a tour of the store in search of the then illusive seed.
But no more. Chia seeds are now getting their due. And, if you haven't tried them, our past article on chia seeds mentions the health benefits of this wonder food. For starters, you should know that chia seeds are vegan, gluten-free and raw, an excellent source of omega gatty acids, an easily digestible form of protein and they are full of minerals, vitamins and soluble fiber.
Are you in love yet? Need more? Chia seeds also promote cardiovascular health and improve digestion (if you know what I mean). The high fiber content is also said to help reduce blood sugar levels.
You should be convinced by now.
Here's a GREAT article from the Wellness Mama site on 10 uses for Chia Seeds. Use them as egg substitute, to thicken soups and gravies and to prepare an energy gel among some other uses.
Now you can find chia seeds in many stores, including on Amazon and Costco. Oh, and easily found at Whole Foods too.