Chia is the New Flax

You have probably noticed Chia seeds popping up everywhere in baked goods, sprinkled on salads, and blended into smoothies. Well what are they? These tiny little seeds that look like dinosaur eggs are an ancient superfood. Chia seeds come from the desert based salvia plant and were a staple part of ancient Mayan and Aztec diets. Chia contains high amounts of fiber, easily digestible protein, antioxidants, calcium and iron. They are the highest known source of plant-based omega-3, stealing the spotlight from the ever so popular flax seed (which is still great for you). The health benefits don’t stop there!