What makes a food, a SUPERFOOD?
There is no technical nor scientific definition for what constitutes a superfood. However the term superfood is commonly used to describe a food with high nutrient or phytochemical content, that may confer health benefits, and having few properties considered to be negative, such as being high in saturated fats or artificial ingredients, food additives or contaminants. The Oxford English Dictionary includes citations for superfood as being "a food considered especially nutritious or otherwise beneficial to health and well-being.”
Given the above statements, chia could rightly be called a superfood since it:
1. is nutrient-rich
2. contains health promoting nutrients (vitamins, minerals, antioxidants)
3. contains phytonutrients (plant based nutrients)
4. is low in saturated fats and has no artificial ingredients or additives
Have you had your chia today?®