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What Is Chia Seed?

By Ana Mantica

The super chia seed reportedly packs more omega-3s than flaxseeds.


READER'S COMMENT:
"Hello Ana, the article says that if one has an intake of soya oil and canola oil than there is enough omega 3 in the diet. I am a little concerned about the fact that both those seeds are GMO whereas Chia is not. John...

Cons of Chia Seed

Chia seeds can vary widely in their nutritional makeup, and Salba is the only cultivar for which clinical trials suggest health benefits. (Even for Salba, the published peer-reviewed science currently is limited to one small preliminary study.) Although high in fiber, chia seeds are also high in calories (about 37 calories and 3 grams fiber per tablespoon).

Next: The Bottom Line on Chia Seed »



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