Chia seed muffins in pink and yellow paper cases cooling on a wire rack

Chia seeds are known as a "superfood" for a reason. The seeds contain more omega-3 fatty acids than salmon as well as a wide range of vitamins and minerals.

Chia is considered a ‘complete’ protein because it contains all of the amino acids essential to humans. It’s also low in calories. Absorbing up to 10 times it weight in water, the small seed becomes extremely filling.

The seeds are also high in fibre, of which 20 percent is soluble. Soluble fibre helps maintain a healthy digestive system. It slows digestion, helping people with diabetes stabilise their blood-glucose. . .

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