I’ve heard chia seeds are the new weight loss superfood. Could they work for me?
Absolutely! Adding chia seeds to meals or snacks will help you feel full for up to four hours, so you can effortlessly reduce your calorie intake throughout the day. Chia seeds provide soluble fiber, which forms a gel in the stomach that creates bulk to fill you up. This fiber also slows the release of glucose into the bloodstream to ward off hunger and cravings. More reasons to love chia: A 2 Tbsp. serving contains twice as much satiating protein as 1 oz. of almonds, more metabolism-revving calcium than a cup of milk and eight times more hormone-balancing omega-3 fatty acids than 1 oz. of salmon. To get the perks, consume at least 2 Tbsp. of chia seeds (like Whole Chia Seeds, $20 for 1 lb) daily.