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5/18/12 10:00 A

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They work like bulk laxatives which are the gentlest kind of laxatives. They cause more water to go to the intestine which keeps the stool soft . Other foods like prunes and apples would fall in this group as well.

Some stores like Kroger will carry any product that customers request. I would ask the store if they have flax seed or flax meal. It's becoming a common product.

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5/17/12 12:18 A

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I too live in a rural area. I have to drive to nearest town to really shop for different things. Chia pets i have heard of not seed to eat tho .

So if the soak up water why do they not to be blunt clog one up?

Have no idea where to even get flax seeds i was lucky to find celery seeds around

here this is an older community in things like that for certain

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I have yet to find them in my area yet. We live in a rural area.

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5/15/12 9:46 P

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Thanks for the link MAILHANDLER! Good to know that they are not as unstable as flaxseeds, which is what I use now. I'll have to try some on my yogurt sometime.

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5/15/12 9:41 P

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This webpage will give you the lowdow on chia seeds...

http://www.ehow.com/about_5437711_nutrit
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I add chia seeds to my yogurt... I buy them in bulk from Sprouts.... emoticon

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I've never tried them either. What are the nutritional advantages?

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I use chia in my yogurt snack or my smoothie. Basically add and let set up/thicken...30 minutes or so.

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5/15/12 9:07 P

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i've never eaten or tried Chai seeds - what are they supposed to benefit?

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5/15/12 9:02 P

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Do you mean Chia Seeds? If so, I eat them almost everyday. 4tsp per day mixed into my Greek yogurt with a half scoop of vanilla protein powder and 3-4 chopped strawberries.

I have also made a gel from the chia seeds and mixed that into yogurt. To make the gel, I mix 1/3 cup of chia seeds with 2 cups of liquid. Let sit overnight. I use 1/2 cup of this to drink or mix into the yogurt. I often use diet cranberry juice cocktail to make the gel and it then adds a little flavor to the yogurt.

I'd love to know where people are buying their chia seeds as my supplier doesn't sell them anymore.

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GOT LONG NOTE ABOUT THEM FROM A TEAM MEMBER.

sO ANYONE GOT IDEAS ON THE CHI SEEDS?

JUST ASKING TO BE INFORMED BUT

I AM STICKING TO MY FRUIT

ATE

STRAWBERRY TODAY AND SOME APPLE AND SOME

GRAPES AND LOTS OF SALAD AND SOME TOMATOES AND CHICKEN MEAT.

sO ALL IN ALL DID OK TODAY ALTHO I WAS STRESSED A LOT TODAY,



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