Ch-ch-ch-chia! There have been all kinds of claims made regarding the health benefits of eating chia seeds. Everything from increased energy, better sleep, weight loss, reduced sugar cravings and increased satiety, to shinier hair and clearer skin. But are they really all they’re cracked up to be? Are chia seeds healthy or hype?
Chia comes from a plant called Salvia hispanica, which is in the same family as mint. And yes, it is a cousin to the seeds used to grow the green hair on your Chia Pet in the ’80s.