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Are chia seeds really all they're claimed to be? If they do help you feel full, would like to add to breakfast cereal. Yet another fad or beneficial?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Chia Seeds

Chia are seeds from salvia hispanca which grows in the desert.
They can be a healthy snack as they contain omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, protein ; antioxidants. Chia have calcium, vitamin c, zinc, phosphorous, iron ; potassium. Of two studies on the effect of chia on weight loss – neither study showed weight loss effects.

In brief: Chia Seeds

Chia are seeds from salvia hispanca which grows in the desert.
They can be a healthy snack as they contain omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, protein ; antioxidants. Chia have calcium, vitamin c, zinc, phosphorous, iron ; potassium. Of two studies on the effect of chia on weight loss – neither study showed weight loss effects.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: Fad!!!

If there was any real benefit, everyone would be doing it and the drug companies would be looking for a way to patent it!

In brief: Fad!!!

If there was any real benefit, everyone would be doing it and the drug companies would be looking for a way to patent it!
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Lots of people use chia seeds for added fiber, omega-3 fats, antioxidants, minerals like Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, and Manganese, and satiety. They can be eaten whole rather than having to be ground up like flax seeds.
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