WHY IT'S HEALTHY: A single serving of chia seeds provides a hefty dose of antioxidants, protein, fiber, zinc, iron, and omega-3 fats--for only 140 calories. Chia's high dose of omega-3's can help reduce inflammation, treat or prevent anxiety and depression, and even slow the aging process. You don't have to grind chia to reap the maximum benefits, ad the seeds don't spoil quickly, making them much more convenient than flaxseed.
HOW TO EAT IT: Sprinkle chia seeds on cereal, yogurt, salads ... really anything! The seeds form a gel when mixed with liquid, so they're great for thicking smoothies, salad dressings, and soups.