chia seeds

Chia seeds are a great source of omega 3 to easily add to your diet.
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A few ways to use them:  sprinkle them on your salad – add them to your oatmeal or other cereal – add them to smoothies or shakes – stir them in to yogurt.  My favorite way is on my toast; I put almond butter and a little jam on my toast and them liberally top with chia seeds.

Make sure you drink plenty of water when you eat chia seeds.  They are hydrophilic; they absorb water (and lots of it) – up to 30 times their weight in water.   Some people like to stir chia seeds into water and make a chia “gel” that they add to juices and smoothies.

They can be purchased rather inexpensively from a number of places.   I purchase mine on Amazon using the subscribe and save method to get a good deal on a 3 lb. package – 3 lb.s of chia seed is A LOT!

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