Chia Seeds VS Flax Seeds: Which Seed Is Better?

There is a lot of controversy as to which super seed is better for you: Chia or Flax. While both have tremendous health factors, this article will put you on the right path as to which seeds you should use daily.

Chia Seeds 

The word Chia means "strength" in the Mayan language. According to ancientgrains.com, Chia Seeds were said to have supernatural powers! The Aztecs used these seeds as a sacrifice for religious ceremonies. It's no wonder everyone loves these seeds -- they have been used since 300BC, and they pack a punch. These tiny black seeds have tons of nutritional benefits. They are filled with: 

  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids
  • Protein
  • Calcium
  • Potassium
  • Zinc
  • Vitamins A. B, D, and E
They are known to help your skin as well as help fight against aging, and they play a big role in heart and digestive health. If that isn't enough, they also help you lose weight by boosting yout metabolism and energy. 

Chia Seeds are great in smoothies, yogurts, and even salads! 

Flax Seeds

Did you know that in the 8th Century, King Charlemagne believed these seeds helped reduce the risk for cancer, diabetes, and stroke? He even passed a law stating that his subjects had to consume these small seeds. Perhaps he believed this because the word Flax in Latin means "the most useful". Whatever his reasons were, there is scientific evidence proving that he was right. How cool is that? 

(For proof on how Flax Seeds help fight cancer, check out:
http://www.aicr.org/foods-that-fight-cancer/flaxseed.html?referrer=https://www.google.com/)

Three of the most powerful components Flax Seeds contain are:

  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids
  • Lignans
  • Fiber

Flax seeds are used in crackers, smoothies, and frozen waffles! 

Which is better for you?

Both seeds have extraordinary health factors. Chia Seeds have a longer shelf life than Flax Seeds. Other than that, they both have very similar benefits! 

I personally prefer Chia Seeds in my smoothies and Flax Seeds in my salads. What about you? Let us know which seeds you eat more of in the comments below!

Don't forget to share this article with your friends and family. See who sides with Flax over Chia, or vice versa! 

 

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