Chia seeds are one of those foods that your mum tells you to eat up because it contains all the nutrients you need to grow, turns out she was right. Chia seeds are small edible seeds native to Central America from a plant called Salvia hispanica, which is related to the mint family.
Although small in size, it packs a mean nutritional punch. It is regarded as one of the healthiest foods in the world, and contains about 6 times more calcium than milk, 2 times more potassium than bananas, 8 times more Omega-3s than salmon and 30 percent more antioxidants than blueberries, in a gram for gram comparison.
Little wonder that chia means strength in Mayan, having the Aztecs also as big fans and was consumed for its healing powers and strength. Even with this, it has a few downsides, so allow us to enlighten you in this article about how what you eat could potentially save your life.