Monday, August 11, 2014:

Change Your Skin with Chia

The last time I experimented with Chia seeds, a five lb bag of them ended up all over my kitchen floor.  Do you know how hard it is to clean up after a chia seed spill?  Impossible.  In fact, there's probably a chia plant sprouting up underneath my refrigerator right now (mental note #1: research "how to market homegrown chia seeds").

Here are three good reasons to add chia seeds to your skincare routine- via your diet, of course (mental note #2: research "do chia seeds make a good exfoliant").

  1. 1.5 tablespoons of chia seeds pack the same omega 3-fatty acid punch as 5oz. of Salmon*
  2. Chia seeds are rich in antioxidants which fight free-radicals- the pesky predators that destroy collagen and cause our skin to sag
  3. High in fiber- Why is good digestive health essential for healthy skin?  When your body is unable to expel toxins naturally, some toxins may creep to the surface of your skin.  This causes congestion and clogged pores on the skin's surface

So now what:
Try adding chia seeds to smoothies, cereals, and yogurts! Chi-chi-chi chia!

Sources: 5 Beautifying Smoothie Recipes, Authority Nutrition
*NB: It is widely believed that plant Omega 3-fatty acids, while still good for you, may not be as potent as animal-derived Omega 3-fatty acids
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