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    Some people are avoiding flax seeds until the hormonal effects get sorted out. I was wondering about
    chia seeds. Are they similar to flax seeds, and if so, should they be avoided?

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    I dunno, but they sure are fun to play with! Just add water and *poof* instant jello!
    --Trish (Bork)
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    • #3
      I think the jury's still out. Cordain doesn't like them, but I love them for the fiber... I make a great chia pudding with almond milk, vanilla and a little agave nectar

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      • #4
        Originally posted by paleo_hailey View Post
        I think the jury's still out. Cordain doesn't like them, but I love them for the fiber... I make a great chia pudding with almond milk, vanilla and a little agave nectar
        aka chia tapioca
        --Trish (Bork)
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        • #5
          Chia Seeds

          Originally posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
          I dunno, but they sure are fun to play with! Just add water and *poof* instant jello!
          You must be very bored.

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          • #6
            Part of Cordain's reply RE: Chia seeds. (The Paleo Diet: Paleo Diet Special Report: Chia Seeds)

            You can buy the article, but I'll quote it a bit below. Hopefully I don't get busted for giving anything away!

            " The sticky consistency of chia seed Pinole or chia beverages comes from a clear mucilaginous, polysaccharide gel that remains tightly bound to the seeds3. This sticky gel forms a physical barrier which may impair digestion and absorption of fat from the seed4 while also causing a low protein digestibility5."

            In the past 20 years a revival of interest in chia seeds has occurred primarily because of their high fat content of about 25-39% by weight, of which 50-57 % is the therapeutic omega 3 fatty acid and alpha linolenic acid (ALA)6, 7. In the past 10 years chia seeds have been used as a foodstuff for animals to enrich their eggs and meat with omega 3 fatty acids8-11. So I wholeheartedly approve of feeding chia seeds to animals and then eating the omega 3 fatty acid enriched meat or eggs of these animals."

            From there, he discusses that familiar old song: Anti-nutrient content. He winds up saying there's not enough research to prove the health claims, but there's reason to consider them suspect based on the antinutrient content.
            Liz
            Steve's Original
            CaveGirlEats

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            • #7
              Originally posted by XGrains View Post
              You must be very bored.
              what makes you say that?
              --Trish (Bork)
              TROPICAL TRADITIONS REFERRAL # 7625207
              http://pregnantdiabetic.blogspot.com
              FOOD PORN BLOG! http://theprimaljunkfoodie.blogspot.com

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              • #8
                I put 2 TBSP in my green smoothies...
                Jaime, wife to Phaedrus and primal mama to A (4) and X (1).

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                • #9
                  I've been interested in using them to replace ground flax seeds in some of my "paleo" baking recipes. Yes, I know that paleo baking isn't highly regarded, but a girl's gotta have some fun. Has anyone used them in baking?

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                  • #10
                    I made some awesome chia cookies a couple of months ago, but don't remember what I put in them.
                    --Trish (Bork)
                    TROPICAL TRADITIONS REFERRAL # 7625207
                    http://pregnantdiabetic.blogspot.com
                    FOOD PORN BLOG! http://theprimaljunkfoodie.blogspot.com

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                    • #11
                      When I make LindaSue's Tuna muffins (google her, she is everywhere in the LC world) I add chia seeds for crunch and fiber. Pretty good if you allow dairy since the recipe has cheese.
                      Success is getting what you want, Happiness is wanting what you get~Brother Dave Gardner

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                      • #12
                        Anyone have any current thoughts about consuming chia seeds?

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                        • #13
                          I'm interested in knowing as well! I just bought some and am researching them.
                          Danni

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                          • #14
                            Making crackers from them in the dehydrator is pretty good. I grind them in the coffee grinder first, if I want a smoother flour. If I'm looking for crunchy, I'll grind half.

                            Haven't made anything like that since my raw food days. Maybe too high carb now. I'll have to look into it.

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