Chia Seeds Vs Flaxseeds
Posted 25 March 2013 - 10:45 AM
Just wondering if anyone has tried Chia seeds and can let me know if you've benefitted or not / or how you find flaxseed? ..I've only been having a small amount of flaxseeds but wonder if you can have too much of a good thing and cause damage? views anyone
Posted 25 March 2013 - 12:14 PM
I use chia seeds soaked in room temperature (tap) water to make a "gel" to replace gums in gluten free flours. Or I just toss a spoonful into the gluten free flour and water, and let it soak a bit. This would also work for egg sensitive people, who wanted to experiment. Some people make chia seed "puddings" out of this soaked chia goo, or make chia seed sports gels. I'm the only person I know who doesn't get along with flaxseed, ground up flaxseed, or flax oil, so I don't know if one can over do it or not. Part of my problem was oat cross contamination from a certain brand, but switching brands and trying flax oil gave me the same results. Moderation in all things, as they say.
Posted 25 March 2013 - 05:12 PM
I think I would want to soak them first because of the way they expand.... I would not want that going on in my stomach! It doesn't take long. I don't know if I can attribute any specific benefit to them, but they are supposed to be good in terms of nutrition content. They have fiber, and Omega 3 EFAs, and magnesium. Anytime I find something I can eat, I get pretty excited.
Posted 26 March 2013 - 04:33 PM
I can not tolerate either flax seed or flaxseed oil...the seed give me gas and bloating and the oil upsets my stomach and makes me nauseous. So chia works better for me. I currently use Gaia brand chia fresh which is already ground and in small flake form and you just can add it to water or juice or spinkle it on salads or your food.
Posted 31 March 2013 - 01:37 AM
I eat both from time to time. Mainly eat chia for the protein. I seem to be able to tolerate them for about 2 weeks and then I'll wind up getting big D. But... I tend to get that anyway even if I don't eat them. So I dunno. Maybe I should just have one or the other.
Posted 03 April 2013 - 03:44 PM
Flax seed should not be eaten as a whole seed....on the other hand Chia Seeds can be eaten as is for a snack...tho I don't eat them that way but others love them as a snack. For me it was like eating a mouthful of paste/gum & hard to choke down. when whole..I do put chia in my grinder & use in everything. No taste at all, they have so much nutrient value but so does flax...
Some people with thyroid issues do not so well with flax...or even tolerate flax but chia seems to be more digestable for most...
And as another stated chia is so good for replacements in baking & cooking....
Posted 24 July 2013 - 08:37 AM
I use chia seed where I would add to oatmeal and cereal before but now snce I cut those 2 to see how it goes, I'm going to limit it to shakes, they are good and I feel they help considerably.
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