National Chia Day!

TODAY, we celebrate Chia Day.  Mamma Chia has officially designated March 23rd as National Chia Day.  Chia seeds are the tiny edible seed of Salvia hispanica, a flowering plant of the mint family, native to Central America, or the Salvia columbariae of the Southwestern United States and Mexico.

They are packed with nutrients, including fiber, protein, omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, and antioxidants. They are also a good source of vitamins and minerals such as magnesium, iron, and zinc. As a result, chia seeds have been linked to a range of health benefits, including improved digestive health, lower blood sugar levels, and reduced inflammation.

One of the unique characteristics of chia seeds is their ability to absorb liquid and form a gel-like substance. This makes them a popular ingredient in recipes such as chia pudding, smoothies, and baked goods, where they can be used as a binding agent or thickener. They can also be sprinkled on top of yogurt, oatmeal, or salads, or added to homemade energy bars and snacks for an extra boost of nutrition.

Chia seeds are a versatile and nutritious ingredient that can be easily incorporated into a healthy diet. They are widely available at most grocery stores and health food stores and can be enjoyed in a variety of ways for a tasty and healthy addition to your meals and snacks.

Chia Fresca is an energy drink that is loaded with Omega-3 fatty acids than flax seed.  It has a long shelf life without going rancid.  It packs a lot of nutrients that are good for our bodies like fiber, protein, calcium, magnesium, copper, iron, zinc, and many more.

Nowadays, you can find products in your local groceries that include chia seeds.  You can also buy it by the pounds at your big box stores and make any food with chia seeds.  You can sprinkle it on cereals or oatmeal, sauces, salads, yogurt, and smoothies, or just mixed it in water and lemon and enjoy all the benefits.

1839 OK enters national vernacular

On this day in 1839, the initials “O.K.” are first published in The Boston Morning Post. Meant as an abbreviation for “oll korrect,” a popular slang misspelling of “all correct” at the time, OK steadily made its way into the everyday speech of Americans.

During the late 1830s, it was a favorite practice among younger, educated circles to misspell words intentionally, then abbreviate them and use them as slang when talking to one another. Just as teenagers today have their own slang based on distortions of common words, such as “kewl” for “cool” or “DZ” for “these,” the “in crowd” of the 1830s had a whole host of slang terms abbreviated. Popular abbreviations included “KY” for “No use” (“know yuse”), “KG” for “No go” (“Know go”), and “OW” for all right (“oll wright”).

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