If you are a vegan and cannot have fish to get your day’s dose of omega 3 fatty acids, you can eat chia seeds that are equally high on omega-3 and are best plant based source of omega 3 acids. your body needs to work a little to convert the alpha- linolenic acid in these seeds into DHA that directly comes from fish oil. Apart from omega 3 acids, chia seeds are good source of antioxidants, calcium, iron and dietary fiber which helps you feel fuller for longer. The diet book, ‘The Aztec Diet’ suggests having 2-4 tbsp (1-2 oz or 30-60 g) of chia seeds during a day to keep you less hungry and prevent you from overeating. However, 1 tablespoon of chia seeds too is a good amount to include in your daily diet.
How to eat chia seeds?
Add chia seeds to your smoothies, salads and yogurt.And then add them to your breakfast cereal.Use chia seeds as a thickening agent for soups and gravies.