Superfoods: Chia Seeds

The main benefits of chia seeds come from the high concentration of nutrients they contain. A 1-ounce serving has 136 calories, 4.6 grams of protein, 11.8 grams of carbohydrates, and 8.6 grams of fat, almost all of which is healthy unsaturated fat.


Mix a tablespoon of chia seeds with water to serve as a replacement for an egg in baked goods, or add the seeds to yogurt, cereal or a smoothie to give yourself a nutrient boost.