Antioxidants and Omega-3 for Breakfast

Have you heard about Chia Seeds?  They have been on my radar lately as a new super ingredient boasting some incredible health benefits.  Chia seeds in their raw form contain more omega-3 than in salmon or flax seeds, have 5 times the amount of calcium found in milk, 3 times more antioxidants than blueberries, 15 times more magnesium than broccoli – list goes on and on.  The inflammation reducing properties of this food are a perfect fit during a Rheumatoid Arthritis flare.  The more I read about using chia as an ingredient the more excited about it I get.

This morning for breakfast, we had smoothies.  I used the fruit pictured below along with 2 tablespoons of chia (soaked first), plain yogurt, milk and a touch of honey.  The chia, expands and has a gelatinous quality to it once exposed to liquid giving nice body to the smoothie.  Results were fantastic and I can’t wait for the next time I use these seeds.  Stay tuned.

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Posted on January 31, 2010, in Foods Known to Help Arthritis, Omega-3, Recipes / Cooking. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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