Skin Superfood: Chia Seed

Chia Seed: Ancient Energy Source


Chia is an ancient grain grown in Mexico dating back to Mayan and Aztec cultures. Chia means “strength”, and these little black and white seeds were known as “runner’s food” because runners and warriors would use them as an energy booster while running long distances or during battle.


Rich in healthy omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, antioxidants, and calcium. Antioxidants are proven to help protect your skin against everyday aggression, while omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation and dryness, and increase circulation. Hello, more youthful glowing skin!


Chia seed benefits include promoting healthy skin, reducing signs of aging, supporting the heart and digestive system, building stronger bones and muscles, and more. Chia seeds have a mild nutty taste and can easily be added to most dishes as a garnish. But the best way to access their vitamins and minerals is to either grind or soak them, allowing the omega-3’s and other nutrients to be more readily available for digestion and assimilation.