Chia seeds are very popular in the health world, being known to provide a great source of omega 3 fatty acids and fibre in their tiny seeds, but are these super seeds slimming world friendly?
Chia seeds are not syn free on slimming world, but two tablespoons can be used as your healthy extra B allowance thanks to their high fibre value, above this allowance you would then need to syn them at 1 syn per teaspoon, making them quite high in syns.
Down below in our guide, we will take you through how many chia seeds you can eat in the slimming world plan, if chia seeds are good for you, low syn alternative seeds and two of our favourite chia seed SW recipes to give you some recipe inspo.
At 1 syn a teaspoon, you could have up to 15 teaspoons of chia seeds before using up or your 15 syn daily allowances or 3 syns a tablespoon which would allow you to have up to 5.
Chia seeds should be eaten in moderation due to their high syn value and can be easy to overeat (you should also check out flax seeds), so we suggest measuring out your portion rather than sprinkling them. To save syns, we suggest using chia seeds as your healthy extra B fibre allowance where you can have up to two tablespoons syn free!
Chia seeds are packed full of nutrients including fatty omega 3 acids and are great for your digestive and metabolic health. Chia seeds have approx 11g of fibre 28g or two tablespoons which can keep you fuller for longer in between meals.
These seeds are full of anti-oxidants too which can fight free radicals in the body and help your immune system stay strong.
It should be noted that chia seeds need to be consumed in moderation however, too many can cause digestive issues like constipation if you are not used to eating a high amount of fibre, you should also make sure to take chia seeds correctly by soaking them in a liquid otherwise they can get stuck in your throat.
If you are not keen on chia seeds or you curious to see if there are any other SW super seeds you can add to your diet, we've listed some low syn alternatives for you to check out below.
If you've picked yourself up some chia seeds but your not sure how to use them, we've got some excellent slimming world recipes below for using chia seeds to check out.
To conclude, chia seeds are not syn free on the slimming world plan but two tablespoons can be used as your healthy extra B fibre allowance, over this allowance you will then need to syn them at one syn for a teaspoon.
We would recommend measuring out your chia seeds to stay on track with your syns, avoid sprinkling them since they can be easy to overeat which can cause digestive problems and cause you to use too many syns.