you know that chia seeds, the very things that
give Chia Pets their distinctive shape, are not
only edible but very good for you?
Flax is heavily marketed as one of the new
super- foods, I use it and like it, but chia
First, it's chock-full of omega-3 fatty acids
and is so rich in antioxidants that it can be
stored for a long periods of time without becoming
for such an oil-rich food. (Like flax it can
actually be used to replace the oil in certain
Second, unlike flax or quinhoa, you can eat it
raw. And when mixed with water it turns into
a gel that releases nutrients more efficiently
in the digestive system.
It also provides fiber (25 grams give you
6.9 grams of fiber) as well as calcium, phosphorus,
magnesium, manganese, copper, iron, molybdenum,
niacin, and zinc.
Check it out for yourself.
This is where I try to draw a connection
between the topic above and the problem of hunger in this
country... and it is a problem.
While it would be ideal to bake all these 17 million hungry
kids a big stack o' homemade chia-waffles it's probably
if we all chipped in and supported our local food banks with
a generous financial donation.
If you find my logic irrefutably convincing then please visit
Harvest/Feeding America website
and they'll tell you all you need to know.