I hope your holiday weekend is going well! Today’s post is short and sweet, but one that I hope many of you find helpful. I’ve come to realize that while chia seeds, hemp seeds and maca may be common words in my vocabulary, this isn’t the case for most!
The whole idea of “healthy living” can be pretty intimidating, but I’m here to make it as simple as possible to add these nutrition powerhouses to your diet. Of course, these aren’t mandatory to eat all the time, but they’re great to add here and there.
Along with a brief description, I’ve linked some of my favorite recipes, so hopefully you get the chance to try them out!
Probably one of the most well-known super foods, chia seeds are tiny but mighty. They’re rich in antioxidants, fiber and iron, which are all things most people don’t get enough of. Next, they pack in the omega-3 fatty acids, which help raise HDL Cholesterol (the good cholesterol that prevents heart attack and stroke).
If you follow my Instagram, you would know how much I use these bad boys. I’m all about the healthy fats and hemp seeds are filled with them (Omega-6 & Omega-3 fatty acids)! They’re also an awesome way to add more plant-based protein into your meals, since 25% of their calories are made up of high-quality protein.
Another one of my favorites. This stuff has been all the rage in the wellness world, and for good reason! In it’s powdered form, it’s full of vitamins and minerals– vitamin C, copper and iron. It’s also a good source of plant-based carbs and protein. Along with that, it has been shown to increase strength and boost energy/ mood… perfect for post-workout!
(I typically buy all of these^ at my local grocery, Whole Foods, or on Amazon!)
I hope this helped you get a better idea of just how beneficial these super foods really are! Wishing you all a wonderful holiday weekend ahead!