Never fear, chia is here!
One thing you may not know about the Columbian superfood chia is that it belongs to the mint family and dates back to pre-Colombian Aztec times. Nutritionally, I use it as a natural thickening agent because it swells and becomes mucilaginous or slippery when liquid is added. This makes it a great tonic to repair the mucous membranes of the intestinal wall that may be depleted due to ulceration and inflammation. It’s more than a complete protein as it contains nine amino acids.