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1/23/11 9:04 P

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I recently bought a bag of chia to try...had a gift certificate at a local health food store that was going to expire...but haven't yet done anything with them. I've added flax seeds to my yogurt but have found that I don't really care for the taste or consistency if I let it sit for long. I just mix and eat.

I might try that recipe...sounds good!

FWIW: just found this

www.3fatchicks.com/vegetables-and-choleste
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Q: Is it true that chia seeds are one of the best sources of omega-3 fat? If so, how do you eat them?

A: Chia seeds, which come from a desert plant, are often compared to flaxseeds, whose current popularity as a source of omega-3 fat began years ahead of chia seeds. A standard serving (about two tablespoons) of either one supplies about five to six grams of omega-3 fat. Some have suggested chia seeds and flaxseeds are better sources of omega-3 than salmon, but be cautious of these stories. A serving of salmon (three-ounce portion) contains about one gram of omega 3. Although technically lower than chia seeds and flaxseeds, omega 3 fats from animal sources (EPA and DHA) are more easily used by our bodies. The body must convert the plant forms of omega 3 (ALA) into animal forms, and it loses some in the process. Both chia seeds and flaxseeds offer an additional advantage as good sources of fiber. Chia seeds’ advantage is that they can be used “as is,” without grinding. And their mild flavor makes them an easy option to sprinkle on salads, cereal, yogurt or when baking. There’s no reason to feel that chia seeds are a must for good health, but they certainly are one option.

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1/23/11 8:10 P

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That does sound good. I will have to give that a try.


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1/23/11 7:27 P

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I have a co-worker who mixes the chia seeds with almond milk and fresh blueberries, then mixes in cinnamon and lets it sit overnight. I have sample quite a bit and it was actually very tasty. It almost tasted like eating tapioca pudding in a way. I am sure she had added something else to it but those are the main things I remembered.


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1/23/11 5:42 P

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I was on Zetia and my doctor want to see how I do without it. It was the most expensive and will not hurt my feelings if I can get along without it. My co-pay covered very little of it. So I want to try other things.



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1/23/11 1:05 P

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i soak them and other seeds overnight and put them into my morning shake for most days for breakfast.......


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1/23/11 12:34 P

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Also here again,how are you using them? Do you mix in water or mix in food?


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I am just wondering. I am thinking about taking them myself.


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1/23/11 12:12 P

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i am trying them????why do you ask ????


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Has anybody used chia seed and why?
Joan


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