Chia seeds are often referred to as a “superfood” that help in lowering cholesterol or improving gut health. They are the richest plant source of omega-3 fatty acids. Chia seeds are a complete protein, containing all nine essential amino acids that cannot be made by the body. Add 2 tablespoons to your iced tea, smoothie, or baked goods for an extra boost of nutrition!
Two tablespoons of chia seeds (1 ounce or 28 grams) contain about 140 calories, 4 grams of protein, 11 grams of fiber, 7 grams of unsaturated fat, 18% RDA for calcium, and trace minerals including zinc and copper.