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What Are Chia Seeds?

Topics: Fats, Proteins, Fiber
What Are Chia Seeds?

Chia seeds are part of the mint family and comes from the desert plant Salvia hispanica. These seeds contain omega-3 fatty acid, antioxidants, fiber, protein and minerals. Some research has found that chia seeds — in conjunction with a healthy diet — may help lower cholesterol, triglycerides and blood pressure. However, there are few published studies with humans, so more research is needed before these health benefits can be verified.

The seeds can be eaten raw or cooked. The sprouts from the seeds (also commonly used in Chia Pets) are also edible.

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