Science has only just begun to research the benefits of chia seeds, so you may not have heard much about them. Nevertheless, these petite pods contain a surprisingly healthy punch. Despite their size, each one is full of goodness that provides your body with a substantial boost. Here are 20 reasons you should start including them as part of your balanced diet.
20. They’re organic
Chia seeds originate from the Central American mint plant Salvia hispanica or Salvia columbariae from Mexico and the American southwest. The seeds themselves come in several mottled colors, including black, white, brown and gray. What’s more, for the most part chia farmers process the seeds naturally, which is great for the environment.