Two tablespoons of chia seeds contain almost 18% of the recommended daily allowance of calcium, much more than dairy products which contribute to maintaining bone health. In fact, you can substitute chia seeds for any dairy product for your daily calcium needs.
6 Improves sports performance
Even the Mayans knew about this. The high fiber helps to fuel your athletic performance and ‘carb load’ that will help you participate in endurance based events. Good bye Gatorade.
The bland flavor helps chia seeds easily blend in any food or drinks recipe without compromising on the taste. Add it to your yoghurt, baked goods, smoothies or just garnish it over a salad. You can use the gel to thicken sauces or as an egg replacement in several recipes.
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[ Author is a Nutritionist ]