3. There is evidence that the soluble fibre found in chia seeds can lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease.
4. A delicious addition to oatmeal, puddings, smoothies and baked goods, they can be eaten raw or soaked in juice. Alternatively, sprinkle them on cereal, yoghurt, vegetables or rice.
5. Consuming chia seeds regularly encourages hair growth and gives hair a glossy shine.
6. To increase hydration and give the skin a natural glow, they can also be combined with water to create a gel for a home-made mask.
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