Complete Chia Seeds

With more calcium than milk, about the same amount of protein as an egg and similar omega 3 fat as an avocado, these fiber-rich seeds are a great addition to any meal.

How to Choose and Keep
You can choose to get chia seeds in full form or ground form. I prefer full seed form to add as a garnish to foods and ground form for smoothies. Chia seeds in the bulk bins at the store should be dry and clean, or you can buy them pre-packed. Store in an airtight container in the fridge. They will stay fresh for a couple months.

Preparation
Make sure to rinse them if you bought them in bulk bins. Pre-packed ones should already be cleaned, but you can always rinse again.

Nutrients
fiber, protein, omega 3, omega 6, calcium, copper, phosphorus, potassium, zinc

Action Steps
1. Find grounded and whole chia seeds.
2. Add grounded seeds to morning smoothies.
2. Add whole seeds to stir-fry's, salads, soups and whatever else you enjoy.

(Resource: healthremediesjournal.comdraxe.com)