Serving Size: 2 tbsp
Chia seeds pack a ton of nutrition into a tiny package. One serving offers up 40 percent of your daily fiber, 23 percent of your daily magnesium and nearly five grams of protein. Protein and fiber help you stay full and avoid overeating, which makes chia seeds a great addition to an afternoon snack. Chia seeds are also high in omega-3 fatty acids which, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center, reduce inflammation and may help lower the risk of chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease and arthritis. Sprinkle them in your cereal, yogurt or salad to instantly improve the nutritional profile of a meal.
Photo Credit: Getty Images // Thinkstock