Why chia seeds are a superfood – but pose health risks for some

If you follow Instagramers who promote weight-loss diets, you’re likely to have seen them stir tiny black seeds into their oatmeal, yogurt, smoothies or puddings.Widely recognised as a superfood, chia seeds are lauded by celebrities including actress Jessica Alba, and supermodels Miranda Kerr and Karlie Kloss.What makes them so super? Chia seeds are highly nutritious, containing as much as 34.4g of dietary fibre, 16.5g of gluten-free protein and 26g of unsaturated fatty acids per 100g,…

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