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National Chia Day

March 23, 2023 All day

a glass of chia pudding with blackberries for National Chia Day

March 23rd is National Chia Day!

National Chia Day is dedicated to celebrating the health benefits of chia seeds and promoting their consumption in our daily diets. Chia seeds have gained popularity in recent years due to their high nutritional value and versatility in cooking.

What are Chia Seeds?

Chia seeds are a type of edible seed that come from the Salvia hispanica plant. They are small, black or white in color, and have a mild nutty flavor. Chia seeds are high in fiber, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids, making them a popular addition to smoothies, salads, and baked goods.

Chia seeds have been used for centuries by the Aztec and Mayan cultures as a source of energy and nutrition. In fact, the word “chia” is derived from the Aztec word “chian”, which means “oily”. Chia seeds were used by these cultures as a source of energy for long-distance runners, and were also used in religious ceremonies.

The Health Benefits of Chia

Today, chia seeds are widely recognized for their health benefits. They are a good source of fiber, which can help to regulate digestion and promote satiety. Chia seeds are also high in antioxidants, which can help to protect the body against inflammation and disease. In addition, chia seeds are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are important for heart health and brain function.

Celebrating National Chia Day

National Chia Day is an opportunity to celebrate the health benefits of chia seeds and to incorporate them into our daily diets. Whether you sprinkle them on your oatmeal, blend them into your smoothies, or use them in your baked goods, chia seeds are a versatile and nutritious addition to any meal. So why not celebrate National Chia Day by trying out a new chia seed recipe, or by simply adding a spoonful of chia seeds to your favorite dish? Your body will thank you for it!