Chia seeds may be sprinkled or ground up on top of salad, oatmeal. Chia seeds can also be mixed into smoothies, breakfast cereals, energy bars, granola bars, yogurt, tortillas and bread. Benefits: Stronger bones: Just one ounce of chia seeds has about 18 percent of the recommended daily amount of calcium.
Calcium is fundamental in bone health and helps maintain bone strength and mass. Skin and aging: Chia seeds had a total natural phenolic (antioxidants) concentration nearly two times higher than previously reported and the antioxidant activity was shown to stop up to 70 percent of free radical activity.
Benefits during pregnancy: Chia seeds are great source of omega 3s and calcium which is needed for skeletal growth of baby. It slows digestion, regulate blood sugar during pregnancy and sustained energy levels.