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How many chia seeds should you eat per day?

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It is recommended to consume two 20 gram, or 1 1/2 tablespoons, servings of chia seeds daily. Chia seed can be eaten whole and raw, and is very versatile. It can be added to cereals, salads, yogurts, baked goods and more. When mixed with liquid, it forms a gel.

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A 28 gram serving of chia seeds contains just 137 calories, but provides 11 grams of fiber and four grams of protein. Chia seed is also high in antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids, and is a good source of calcium, manganese, magnesium and phosphorus, which are important nutrients for bone health. It is naturally gluten free.

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