Chia has shot to the top of the list as one of my favorite protein shake add-on ingredients; as well as being documented as one of the more recent 'Super-foods'. Fad food or not, we can't shy away from the incredible health benefits found in these tiny seeds. They are loaded with Omega-3 & Omega-6 fatty acids, Omega-3's are shown to increase cognitive functions in the brain, increasing our ability for focus and remember those important details! If that didn't give you enough of a reason to start incorporating it into your diet, they also are shown to lower your blood pressure (on a personal account, my blood pressure was excellent the last time I visited the doctor), reduce your risk of heart disease, arthritis, and even cancer. Omega-6 is not to be forgotten either, you'll find that your skin and hair look more radiant and fresh as 6 will help to stimulate growth in these two areas. Chia seeds contain about 4g of protein per serving (1 ounce), and are very high in fiber as well, 11g, at a little over 130 calories.
Go ahead! Give Chia seeds a try, next time you find yourself in a grocery or health foods store throw a bag in your cart, take them home and throw them in the blender with your post workout smoothie or shake. You won't regret it! :]