The wonderful Chia seeds

By Magda Wilk

Cultivated and consumed by the Aztecs and Mayans for millennia, chia has had a  recent renaissance because of its numerous nutritional virtues. Naturally gluten-free chia is rich in omega-3, antioxidants, fiber, vitamins and minerals, as well as other nutrients essential for optimal health.

♦ It has 3 x more Iron than spinach

♦ 3-5 x more calcium than milk

♦ 8 x more omega 3s than salmon

♦ 15 x more antioxidants than blueberries

♦ Chia helps control appetite and blood sugar

♦ Lowers cholesterol and blood pressure

♦ Controls sugar cravings and aids weight loss

♦ Improves memory, mood and overall energy

♦ Improves health of skin, nails and hair

♦ Loaded with minerals and is a great detoxifier

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Personally, I like to add chia to my protein shakes or morning oats and breakfast cereals.

I use 1 to 2 tablespoons per day! Give it a try.

Magda Wilk is an International Federation of Body Building (IFBB) pro-figure athlete, Natural Universe title winner (2006, 2007), and instructor at the Clarity Centre in Oakville, Ontario. She is the founder, with her husband, of Wilk Fitness Vacations.

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