According to recent studies from Appalachian State University and the University of North Carolina, chia seeds full of the essential fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) omega-3 may increase long chain omega-3 EPA (which have the highest health benefits) by 30% in the blood of postmenopausal women.
This whole grain once used by Aztecs as a main energy source, are great to sprinkle on salads, cereals, yogurt, soups, pasta, casseroles, oatmeal, eggs, smoothies or any foods to add nutritional benefits. If you want to disguise it cook it in your oatmeal. The seeds can be ground up to make flour usable in any recipe or can be used like cornstarch as a thickening agent. Sneak the mild tasting seeds into any foods for your fussy eaters.
Recommended serving size = 5 tsp daily (based on the daily amount of omega-3 fatty acid recommend by a number of nutrition organizations)