Good Things Come in These Small Packages
Don’t let their small size fool you: Chia seeds are packed with nutritional benefits. From fiber to protein to omega-3s, chia seeds are a great addition to a complete, healthy plant-based diet. And because chia seeds don’t have much taste, you can add them to foods without overpowering the other flavors. If you’re wondering how to eat chia seeds, try adding them to liquids where they will become gel-like, making them easier for your body to absorb. Add some to your cereal, oatmeal, a smoothie, soup, or a salad dressing. They can also be ground up, which makes them easier for your body to process if you aren’t letting them soften up in a liquid. (It’s not safe to eat dry, whole seeds, which will expand in your body after you drink something.) Find out more about why you should start eating chia seeds for good health.