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July 7, 2015

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Good sources of omega-3 fats should be part of a daily diet. Chia seeds are a concentrated source of alpha-linoleic acid (ALA), a common omega-3 fatty acid.


Marco Borges

Marco Borges is an exercise physiologist, founder of 22 Days Nutrition, author, and plant-based living advocate. Marco will lead attendees in a cardio workout the International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine!


International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine 2015

This medical conference on cardiovascular disease will feature prominent speakers, powerful and practical information and tools for you and your practice, networking opportunities, continuing education credits, and heart-healthy menus. And this is all just steps from all that Washington, D.C., has to offer. Register today.

Chia Seed Pudding

Chia Seed Pudding

Marco Borges shared his delicious chia seed pudding with us, and now, we’re sharing it with you! This pudding is easy to prepare and great for a quick addition to your breakfast.

Makes 4 servings


1/2 cup chia seeds
2 cups almond milk
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon Madagascar vanilla extract
1 tablespoon maple syrup


Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend for one minute. Place mixture into mason jar(s) with a lid and refrigerate overnight. 

When ready to serve, stir well and spoon into bowl. Top with fruit.

Per serving: Calories: 109; Fat: 6 g; Saturated Fat: 0.68 g; Calories from Fat: 46.7%; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Protein: 3.1 g; Carbohydrates: 11.3 g; Sugar: 7.01 g; Fiber: 5.8 g; Sodium: 93 mg; Calcium: 205 mg; Iron: 2.7 mg; Vitamin C: 0.26 mg; Beta Carotene: 4 mcg; Vitamin E: 5.1 mg

Source: The 22-Day Revolution by Marco Borges

Please feel free to tailor Physicians Committee recipes to suit your individual dietary needs. 

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Food for  Life

Food for Life is an award-winning Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine program designed by physicians, nurses, and registered dietitians that offers cancer, diabetes, and kids classes that focus on the lifesaving effects of healthful eating. Each class includes information about how certain foods and nutrients work to promote health, along with cooking demonstrations of simple and nutritious recipes that can be recreated easily at home. Learn more here >>

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