Why the New Craze for Chia Seeds?

Remember the chia pets from the ’70s, those cute little clay animals that grew green “hair” from sprouting seeds on top of their heads? These days it’s chia seeds - cousins of those used in the kitschy figurines - that are the current craze for the health benefits they pack. The tiny seeds are being used as a topping for yogurt, mixed into cereal or muffins, and added to energy bars, superfood smoothies and desserts. I just ate a delicious coconut milk …