Chia seeds are a good source of Omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFAs), which the body cannot produce. Therefore they must be obtained through dietary measures for good overall health to flourish. An inadequate supply of EFAs has been shown to impair brain health and can increase the odds of depression, which is a leading cause of reduced sexual desire. A daily amount of about 1 tablespoon sprinkled on your salad will supply you the amount you need. Also, chia can be used as an egg replacer when baking. Combine 1 tablespoon of chia seeds with 3 tablespoons of water. Let it sit for 15 minutes. You'll notice the chia will have turned into a gelatinous clump, with all the binding capabilities of an egg.
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