Health Benefits of Flax Seeds, Chia Seeds and Hemp Seeds
Healthy Chia Seeds
Chia seeds may have celebrity status as the newest superfood fad, but they’ve been around for centuries (they were prized by the Aztecs). The seeds absorb liquid easily, gelling and making a creamy addition to oats and pancakes. That property also makes them easy on sensitive stomachs, says David C. Nieman, M.P.H., Dr.P.H., of Appalachian State University. “Some other seeds, like flax, are harder to digest because they have more lignan, a tough fiber,” says Nieman.
Nutritional boons of chia (per tbsp.): 2 g protein, 4 g fiber, 1.75 g omega-3s
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