If you’re anything like me, seeing chia seeds in the grocery store evokes images of terra cotta animals with green sprouts coming out of the top, but it just so happens these little guys are nutritional powerhouses. In each tablespoon serving, there’s 6 grams of fiber, almost 3 grams of Omega-3 fatty acids and 3 grams of protein… that’s a lot of punch for such little guys.
Anyway, I sprinkled them on my oatmeal this morning and it added a nice crunch. They didn’t have a whole lot of taste to them, but they offered a lot of benefits for a little change to my meal. I guess time will tell if I notice any big differences. I was reading some articles today and found that a lot of runners like them because they’ve been thought to increase endurance — I won’t complain if that happens!
In other news, I bought a Groupon for a hot yoga studio in our neighborhood and am looking forward to starting class there. I’ve been taking yoga classes at the gym for a few years now and am ready to try a different style of yoga with different teachers.
Cheers to trying new things!