Much like its sibling seed, flax, chia seeds are great sources of protein, omega-3s, and fiber. They also contain good amounts of healthy antioxidants, as well as calcium, zinc, magnesium, and iron—all important for your health. Some studies have also indicated chia might help you lose weight by controlling your hunger levels. You can mix seeds in water and add lime of lemon juice and sugar to make a drink known in Central America as “chia fresca”. You can sprinkle ground or whole chia seeds on cereal, yogurt, salads, or grind them and mix them with flour when making muffins or other baked goods. The seeds don’t deteriorate and can be stored for long periods without becoming rancid.