Unless you've been living under a rock for the last 5 years, you've probably seen, heard or eaten chia seed. Chia seed is an ancient Mayan and Aztec superfood and is enjoying a renaissance in food circles right now.
Its benefits include
this should have formed a gel or thick goo which you can drink first thing in the morning to gently "scrub" your gut. Alternatively, soak chia seeds together with oats and apple juice to make a bircher muesli base. You can add in fresh fruit or nuts/seeds when serving.
If you eat chia seeds that haven't been pre-soaked, be sure to have an extra glass of water. Otherwise, the chia will absorb the water in your intestine and give you bloating or constipation instead!
If you still need convincing, how about this recipe - dreamy chocolate chia pudding?
Author: Minimalist Baker
Recipe type: Dessert, Breakfast
Cuisine: Gluten-free, vegan friendly
All entries complied by osteopath Dr Wei Chua unless otherwise stated.