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    Default Chia seeds

    A friend and I talk nutrition a lot. She sent me links to chia seeds since we've been talking about omega-3 acid. Since I don't eat much fish or walnuts, I was thinking of ways I could get it through foods instead of pills.

    I never heard of chia apart from the silly planters, but apparently the seeds have a lot of value: "Chia is an edible seed that comes from the desert plant Salvia hispanica, a member of the mint family that grows abundantly in southern Mexico." And more:

    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
    That's good news to me since I know my diet is lacking in phosphorus, which I need to combat the osteoporosis.

    I'm getting the information from here: http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/id/QAA365093

    Anyone been snacking on these or cooking/baking with them?
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    I was wondering why someone would post about chia pets in body business! I was going to read it because I have a black thumb.

    Anyway, back OT: I just take fish oil capsules. I take it at the same time as vitamin E and multivitamin too, to make sure the fat soluble nutrients gets absorbed.

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    Ooh, wikepedia says sprinkle them onto salads or mix them into porridge or puddings. I wonder if they'd go good in spotted dick.

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    Default Re: Chia seeds

    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyOne View Post
    I was wondering why someone would post about chia pets in body business!
    Yeah, I'd wonder what kind of body problem a person has if the thread is titled "chia."
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