Remember that old Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia Pet commercial? I can totally hear that jingle playing in my mind each time I sprinkle those seeds into my smoothies or on my salad. As you can imagine, I am always browsing grocery aisles in search of new products and healthy food ideas. I recall the first time I saw chia seeds and thought, for real — You can eat the chia pet?!? The answer is a qualified and resounding yes. In fact, you really need to be eating these seeds.
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I love how the nutrients in whole foods trump swallowing supplements. While taking a pill may be a quick way to load up on vitamins and minerals, the best way to nourish your body and prevent disease is by eating a variety of nutrient dense foods each and every day. Brazil Nuts are a great example. I keep this little bowl of nuts on my counter and eat just one a morning. One nut contains all the selenium needed for the day. Selenium is thought to reduce cancer risk, improve immunity and support thyroid function. Brazil Nuts are also a good source of B and E vitamins, calcium, magnesium and copper.