Featured in our Wellness Department this month are some awesome seeds you might remember from childhood as “pet plants”. I am happy to share that Chia seeds are more than a great gift for your favorite horticulturist- they are a tiny superfood that offer a slew of health benefits when eaten.
Chia seeds are high in Omega-3 fatty acids. In fact, they are one of the richest plant-based sources of Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). These amazing Omega-3s can assist in reducing inflammation and triglycerides, and enhance cognitive functioning.
Chia seeds are also high in fiber, antioxidants, and minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and manganese. These little seeds even have a satiating effect when mixed with liquids. This, combined with the protein and fat content, can decrease cravings and contribute to weight loss.
Luckily, Spectrum Chia Seeds are on sale in the Wellness department until May 28 for the fabulous price of $4.99/ 12 oz.
Add Chia seeds to smoothies, kombucha, soups, sprinkle on salad, or make it into pudding. Stop by and share your favorite Chia recipes, or ask our Wellness staff for some great tips!