Ashley Jellison (who really earned this--she tweeted every single day!)
And now, on to chia seeds.
So they're a relatively new thing in healthy eating. I know, I know...can you hear the ads right now?
|If I knew there was a Hello Kitty one, I'd have bought that instead of the pig.|
Click here if you have to own this. Now.
Okay, so who owned one?
So I was surprised to find chia seeds all over my local Whole Foods in the last few years. I stayed away, until I read up a little more. Some surprising facts:
- Chia is native to Mexico and Guatemala
- It was cultivated by the Aztecs as a major food source, as important as maize
- Seeds are tiny, smaller than sesame seeds
- Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, protein, calcium, iron, zinc, and niacin.
So I'm not recommending that you eat a pound of chia seeds every day. I just wanted to tell you that lately I've been adding them to my cereal and stuff...
...and I can't get that damn song out of my head.
Anyways. Happy Thursday, and congrats again to the winners!