11 Reasons Chia Seeds Are The World’s Fiercest Food

Big things come in teeny-tiny edible packages. Try the new Chia Cherry Lime and Chia Sweet Peach smoothies for a powerful punch of nutrients.

1. Despite its teensy-weensy body, chia is one of the most nutrient-packed foods on EARTH.

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2. It’s got five times more calcium than milk per serving.

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3. More fiber per ounce than any type of nut.

4. Two times the potassium of a banana.

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5. And a better protein to carb ratio than any other whole grain.*

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*except wheat germ, but what even is that anyway?

6. This makes a lot of sense, because “chia” is the ancient Mayan word for “strength.”

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7. Chia also has antioxidant levels comparable to blueberries.

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8. Six times more iron than spinach.

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9. Seven times more Vitamin C than an orange per serving.

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10. Eight times more omega-3s than salmon.

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11. And roughly 30% of your recommended daily amount of manganese, magnesium, and phosphorus.

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All of these attributes combine to make chia one of the world’s most fearsome, unstoppable, nutritious foods.

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