Remember those commercials for Chia Pets from way back in the day?
Well, you can do a lot more with chia seeds than make some botanical "fur" grow out of an animal-shaped piece of pottery.
Chia seeds are also edible, and it turns out these little guys are insanely good for you.
No really, these ancient super seeds are considered one of the healthiest foods on earth.
Despite their tiny size, Chia seeds are loaded with fiber, Omega-3 fatty acids, protein, antioxidants and minerals.
Chia seeds are great for weight loss because they provide you with lots of nutrients for relatively few calories.
Plus, they have a unique physical property that makes them turn into a gelatinous substance when soaked in liquid. So when you eat them, they expand inside your stomach and make you feel more full from less food.
Before you start downing the leftover seeds from your last Chia Pet, you should know that there are better ways to incorporate a little chia into your diet (and don't worry, eating these guys won't make leaves sprout from the top of your head).
The possibilities of what you can do with these seeds are pretty much endless, so you can try out some of the chia seed recipes we scoped out or you can just go crazy and sprinkle that sh*t on everything.
Take a look at the pictures below to see 25 amazing ways to add chia seeds to your diet.