Plant-based foods have long been associated with a reduced risk of many adverse health conditions, including obesity, diabetes, heart disease and overall mortality.
They have been shown to support a healthy complexion, increased energy, and overall lower weight.
Foods that are high in fibre help people to feel full for longer, and they are usually lower in calories. Increased fibre intake and a high fibre diet have been shown to help with weight loss.A diet with adequate fibre prevents constipation and promotes regularity for a healthy digestive tract. Regular bowel movements are crucial for the daily excretion of toxins through the bile and stool.
Believe it or not, chia seeds have more calcium ounce for ounce than most dairy products. If you don’t eat dairy, this could be a life-changer. If you DO eat dairy, pair it with yogurt for a healthy dose of the good stuff.
Antioxidants basically make the impossible possible: they slow down ageing signs, resulting in younger looking skin, healthier hair, and can even reduce the risk of cancer. Basically fountain of youth/miracle molecules. Whip yourself up a double dose of the good stuff with this blueberry chia seed pudding.
Sprinkle your day with chia!
Use this day as an excuse to eat more chia seeds, and possibly make them a staple in your regular diet. Add some in your oatmeal, casseroles, beverages, your dessert dishes, and anything you can pair their neutral flavour with.
Prove your love for chia seeds
Before consuming your chia-decorated dishes, whip out your phone and take a snap of all the chia-sprinkled food you eat throughout this day to post on your social media. Let the world know you’re levelling up with chia power!
Grow chia seeds and eat them fresh
Why not? Chia plants are easy to grow and maintain once established, so dedicate this day to sow the seed in soil and Google how to do the planting. Meanwhile, here’s a disclaimer: their purple and white flowers are absolutely divine to look at!
Let’s talk chia pudding! If you haven’t tried this healthy breakfast recipe before, now it the time!