Chia Seed Me!
Need a kick start for your Monday? Try Chia Seeds.
Chia seeds are tiny black seeds from the plant Salvia hispanica, which is related to the mint. These tiny seeds pack a powerful nutritional punch. Chia seeds are whole-grain, non-GMO and naturally free of gluten. A one-ounce (28 grams) serving of chia seeds contains (1):
Fiber: 11 grams.
Protein: 4 grams.
Fat: 9 grams (5 of which are omega-3s).
Calcium: 18% of the RDI.
Manganese: 30% of the RDI.
Magnesium: 30% of the RDI.
Phosphorus: 27% of the RDI.
They also contain a decent amount of zinc, vitamin B3 (niacin), potassium, vitamin B1 (thiamine) and vitamin B2.