Chia Seeds???

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Chia Seeds???

Post  Pthor42885 on Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:27 pm

"Chia is very rich in omega-3 fatty acids, even more so than flax seeds. And it has another advantage over flax: chia is so rich in antioxidants that the seeds don't deteriorate and can be stored for long periods without becoming rancid. And, unlike flax, they do not have to be ground to make their nutrients available to the body. Chia seeds also provide fiber (25 grams give you 6.9 grams of fiber) as well as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, copper, iron, molybdenum, niacin, and zinc.

Another advantage: when added to water and allowed to sit for 30 minutes, chia forms a gel. Researchers suggest that this reaction also takes place in the stomach, slowing the process by which digestive enzymes break down carbohydrates and convert them into sugar."

-http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/QAA365093/Chia-for-Health.html

I also read that Chia Seeds can absorb as much as 10 times their weight in water, which can help prolong periods of hydration.

Has anyone ever heard of Chia Seeds? I see that Jimmy uses Flax Seeds. Wes, what are your thoughts on how to incorporate Chia or Flax Seeds into your diet?

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