Sure, they’re uber trendy, but according to Lara Felton, RDN and head of the dietary team at ShopWell, there's a good reason for that. She says, "Just two tablespoons of chia seeds are a great source of fiber, omega-3 fats (the heart-healthy fats), protein, and calcium." So dump some in your smoothie, on your cereal, or over a baked sweet potato and be the healthy hipster you know you are.
Yes! Chocolate! Yay! Edwina Clark, MS, RD, APD (Aus), CSSD and head of nutrition and wellness at Yummly, says that she totally keeps chocolate on hand. Your everyday milk chocolate doesn't count, though -- go for the dark stuff. She says it does all sorts of nice things for your heart, such as improve blood pressure, insulin resistance, blood vessel function, and blood clotting.