Chia, flax, and hemp have found their way into our cereal, bread, muffins, and even smoothies. That’s great news since all 3 are heart-healthy sources of fiber and omega 3’s.
Chia Seeds: These poppy seed-like morsels ad calcium, magnesium, selenium, and zinc to your meal, among other nutrients. Use them ground or whole as a thickener in everything from smoothies to soups they plump up! Kids love them!!!
Flaxseeds: While whole flaxseeds are great for your digestive system and can help you with constipation your body absorbs more from them like omega 3’s and phytonutrients called lignans when they are ground. Add to bread, muffins, smoothies salads…
Hemp Seeds: Hemp seeds have gamma-linolenic acid, a powerful anti-inflammatory, they also offer all 9 essential amino acids your body can’t make on its own. Sprinkle them on salads, I eat a handful every day and so do my kids, they taste wonderful!!! My son also puts them on his frozen yogurt.