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Chia seeds are the superfood of the moment thanks to high fiber, Omega 3s

Ch-ch-ch-chia! A seed once known as the gross grime inside a Chia Pet is now in the salads at Cafe Clover, sprinkled into Greek yogurt bowls at Lyfe Kitchen and in the smoothies at juicery Tiny Empire - and sprouting into a multipurpose, high-fiber and protein substitute for eggs.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Chia seeds are a good source of fiber and lignins.  However, they are a relatively useless source of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids.

 

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