Chia seeds are so small but they certainly pack a punch when it comes to nutrition! Plus, they’re amazing because chia seeds are easy to incorporate into the diet in a variety of ways. Have tons of fun celebrating because it’s time for National Chia Day!
History of National Chia Day
National Chia Day first got its start in 2016 when the inaugural celebration occurred. The original day was established by Mamma Chia, which is a leading chia seed company.
Mamma Chia is a company that was founded in 2009, working as a pioneer and innovator in the industry of natural foods. In fact, Mamma Chia was the company who created the first beverage made from chia seeds to be sold in the marketplace. And the company has gotten even more creative in supplying the world with new and fresh ideas for ways to incorporate this interesting superfood as part of daily nutrition.
Today, National Chia Day is here to bring to light the celebration of this tiny little seed!
How to Celebrate National Chia Day
Whether you’ve been recently introduced to chia seeds in your diet or you’re an old pro at this sort of natural eating, National Chia Day is the perfect time to celebrate this nutritious little seed! Enjoy the celebration with some of these interesting ideas:
Learn Health Benefits of Chia Seeds
One super way to pay heed to chia seeds on National Chia Day is to get a little more educated on how amazing these tiny little morsels are for the human body. Here are some interesting health benefits of chia seeds top learn about and share with others:
Full of antioxidants
Chia seeds are effective in removing free radicals from the body, which is important for keeping the body healthy and free of diseases such as cancer.
Lower risk of heart disease
Chia seeds have high fiber content as well as omega-3 fatty acids, both of which are known to lower cholesterol and reduce the tendency to develop heart disease.
Contain important nutrients
Offering a wide range of nutritional benefits, chia seeds are especially rich in important bone-building nutrients including calcium, magnesium and phosphorus, as well as ALA, a specific omega-3 fatty acid.
Could reduce blood sugar
Those who have diabetes or pre-diabetes may find that consuming chia seeds on a regular basis may help them to keep control of their blood sugar by improving insulin sensitivity.
Enjoy Some Food with Chia Seeds
Chia Day is the right day to go on a little culinary adventure by incorporating chia seeds into some different dishes. Chia seeds can be added to whole or ground and put into all sorts of different foods in a number of creative ways. Chia seeds can either be soaked ahead of time or simply put into food raw.
Add some to drinks like freshly squeezed juices or smoothies. Sprinkle some on top of cereal, granola or yogurt. Or add it to desserts like puddings, put into truffles or even baked into cakes.