You may have heard about "functional foods." Nutritionists and marketers use this term to describe foods that go beyond the basics of supplying nutrients to the body and appear to help ward off and combat certain chronic illnesses.
With no cholesterol, simple sugar or gluten, and high in nutrients, chia seeds are nature's perfect food. Since using chia seeds in my diet, I've seen incredible changes in my athletic performance and energy.
I had rarely thought about the ubiquitous walnut, beyond observing it in the occasional salad or enjoying it in baklava. Little did I know that its uses have been innumerable and fascinating for millennia.