Chia seeds are seeds from the Salvia hispanica plant. They are small, black-and-white seeds that are high in omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, antioxidants and calcium. The seeds, which are often sold a... More »

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Whether chia seeds or flax seeds are better depends on the specific nutrition values being sought, but chia seeds are more convenient and offer a few more nutritional advantages than flax seeds. However, both seed types ... More »

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In the grocery store, find chia seeds in the bulk area, the natural foods section or the aisle in the packaged goods section where beans, rice and other whole grains are sold. A few grocery stores stock chia seeds in the... More »

Chia seeds come from the plant Salvia hispanica, which grows in Mexico. The Mayan and Aztec cultures used chia seeds as an energy booster, as they provide carbohydrates, protein and fiber. More »

Chia is an edible seed that is extracted from the desert plant Salvia hispanica. The seeds are highly concentrated in healthy omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, antioxidants and calcium. More »

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There is no technical limit on how many Chia seeds you can eat in one day, but it is recommended that they are consumed in moderation. Many nutritionists suggest a daily dose of 20 grams, or roughly two tablespoons. More »

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Chia seeds may be soaked before consumption, which causes the seeds to release a gelatinous substance that makes them easier to swallow and move through the digestion tract. Another option is to grind the seeds and blend... More »

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