FARM TO TABLE – CHIA SEEDS
5 reasons to add chia seeds to your healthy diet, but also your athletic diet as well!
Chia seeds are versatile as they are nutritious. The seeds are tasteless so they won’t affect the flavour profile of your food, which makes them easy to integrate into your meals. They can be sprinkled whole on top of salads or toast or added milled to smoothies, and Coates says that some of his customers even add them to ice cream.
Pack In The Protein
Chia seeds also make a great source of protein for vegetarians and don’t have any cholesterol. One 28-gram serving of these super seeds has 4.4 grams of protein, nearly 10 per cent of the daily value.
Stronger Teeth And Bones
A serving of chia seeds has 18 per cent of the recommended daily intake for calcium, which puts your well on your way to maintaining bone and oral health, and preventing osteoporosis.
Stock Up On Omega-3
Chia seeds are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, with nearly five grams in a one-ounce serving. These fats are important for brain health
Chia is being studied as a potential natural treatment for type-2 diabetes because of its ability to slow down digestion. The gelatinous coating chia seeds develops when exposed to liquids-can also prevent blood sugar spikes.
Get More Fibre
Just a 28-gram or one-ounce serving of chia has 11 grams of dietary fiber , about a third of the recommended daily intake for adults. Adding some chia to your diet is an easy way to make sure you’re getting a good amount of fiber, which is important for digestive health.
Chef Romaine – Executive Chef at Sparkling Hill Resort
About Chef Romaine Newell:
Chef Romaine Newell and his team have come up with a new delicious and healthy menu, believing in farm to table and seasonal ingredients we are extremely excited to introduce this unique menu! Experience a surprising twist on healthy options! Take in the sunset as you begin your meal in a luxurious atmosphere illuminated with Swarovski crystals. As daylight slowly fades, the radiant brilliance of our Swarovski crystal chandeliers and the warm glow emanating from inset fireplaces imbue PeakFine with glamour and warmth for an unforgettable dining experience.