Chia Seeds, Anyone Use It?

  • Kwokpot

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    Jan 21, 2012 7:41 PM GMT
    There's an interesting article in the 01/20's WSJ about NFL players eating Chia seeds as a supplement. Yes, we're talking about the same seeds as the Chia pet! I haven't heard of this, and haven't done the reasearch yet, but the article says:
    " ...chia seeds which have almost no taste, can absorb 10 times their weight in water-which may help speed digestion. The seeds contain nutrients like Omega 3 fatty acids, anti-oxidants, protein, iron and electrolytes."

    So, has anybody tried this and what are your results? It also seems like it might be helpful for those with IBS problems.
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    Jan 21, 2012 7:51 PM GMT
    Yeah chia seeds are amazing.

    You might have seen Salba as well, that's basically a branded name of chia.
    It's a true superfood, complete protein and you don't have to grind it up in order to obtain the healthy omegas like you have to do with flax seeds.

    It swells when u put it in water and becomes gelatinous. Really great to thicken recipes, desserts ;)
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    Jan 21, 2012 8:56 PM GMT
    I've been eating them for a while. I haven't noticed any difference, but I bought tons of the things, so I am going to finish them before giving up on them completely.
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    Jan 21, 2012 9:16 PM GMT
    ya I've been eating them for about a year and a half now
    I add them to a lot of things. Not sure what kinda results I've got from them though
  • MikemikeMike

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    Jan 21, 2012 10:25 PM GMT
    only on a Chia Pet. ROFLicon_lol.gif
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    Jan 22, 2012 2:02 AM GMT
    Someone has to post it. Let's get it over with now:

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  • Kwokpot

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    Jan 22, 2012 3:06 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidChi-Chi-Chi-CHIA!!!


    I've always loved that jingle. icon_smile.gif

    Costco is selling them now. I eat them mainly for their high omega 3 fatty acid content. It's either this or flax seeds. And just like flax seeds they're high in fiber. That's also an added bonus.

    Fiber keeps the chimney clean!

    Oh, didn't know Costco has it. Maybe I'll try them for a while instead of Flaxseed.
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    Jan 22, 2012 3:09 AM GMT
    I've been drinking chia kombucha. Tastes great. Not sure if there are really many benefits tho.
  • MikemikeMike

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    Jan 22, 2012 8:12 PM GMT
    JackNWNJ saidSomeone has to post it. Let's get it over with now:

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    Wasn't that his clean air program? If every American bought one it would increase our oxygen.icon_lol.gif
  • SomeSiciliano...

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    Feb 12, 2013 6:00 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidChi-Chi-Chi-CHIA!!!



    A friend of mine asked me this weekend if I head or this and I thought she was bs-ing me. Mr Google has mixed results, some praise it...several somewhat scientific sites say its based on fuzzy logic (awful pun...im sorry icon_confused.gif)
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    Feb 12, 2013 6:53 PM GMT
    I eat them every day in my oatmeal.
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    Feb 14, 2013 12:15 AM GMT
    TriJock saidI eat them every day in my oatmeal.


    Well, if I wasn't already eating chia seeds, TriJock's endorsement would be enough to make me try them. Have you frikkin' seen that body?
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    Feb 14, 2013 4:49 AM GMT
    ChoklitDaddy said
    TriJock saidI eat them every day in my oatmeal.


    Well, if I wasn't already eating chia seeds, TriJock's endorsement would be enough to make me try them. Have you frikkin' seen that body?

    Maybe you should rethink that - I eat them in my oatmeal too:

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    My typical breakfast includes a half cup of steel cut oatmeal with a half dozen hard boiled egg whites, almonds, blueberries, a couple tablespoons of flaxseed or flax meal and/or chia seeds.