Find out how to use Chia seeds to:
• Lose or maintain weight
• Increase endurance during workouts
• Prepare healthy, delicious drinks, snacks, and meals
• Improve overall health
• Keep your pet healthy
• And more!
Plus, you’ll get an exercise, endurance, and energy plan along with recipes, resources, and more!
Chia is a gluten-free source of fiber and a high-quality protein. It’s rich in omega-3 fatty acids, has more antioxidants than blueberries, and helps maintain lower blood sugar levels.
Plus, it boosts energy levels, which helps keep workouts on track; decreases hunger, aids brain health; helps regenerate muscle; and works as an anti-inflammatory.
For most purposes, 1-2 tablespoons of dry
seeds daily does the trick.
It’s easy! Because chia essentially has no flavor, just a pleasant crunch, you can stir it in yogurt and smoothies; sprinkle it on salads, sandwiches, and even pizza; and add it to baked goods like bread and muffins. You can even drink it straight in a glass of water, juice or milk.
No. Chia is classified as a food by the FDA, with no known restrictions or limitations. Because it’s a plant, chia is perfect for vegetarians, and remarkably anti-allergenic.
Dr. Wayne Coates is Professor Emeritus in the Office of Arid Lands Studies at the University of Arizona, and is perhaps the world's foremost educator on chia seeds. He was among the first to grow chia experimentally and later for commercial purposes. Dr. Coates is the co-author, with Ricardo Ayerza, of Chia: Rediscovering a Forgotten Crop of the Aztecs. He lives in Prescott, Arizona.