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Health Benefits of Flax Seeds, Chia Seeds and Hemp Seeds

Super Seeds

The next big thing in nutrition might be these tiny seeds.

Health nuts are getting serious about seeds. The blogosphere is going crazy for chia seeds (yes, like the “pets”) and hemp seed sales grew 156 percent between 2008 and 2010. It’s no wonder: seeds deliver as much protein as nuts (and in some cases more) and all three of these seeds deliver heart-healthy alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), the plant-based omega-3 fat, also found in walnuts.

—Amy Levin-Epstein, "Super Seeds"
September/October 2011

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