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Chia Seeds VS Flax Seeds Benefits (Flax And Chia Seeds)

Hello I’m Dr. Ekberg and I want to talk to you about a couple of super foods often times people complain that good foods are expensive well these are incredibly inexpensive there are flax seed and chia seed and what’s so good about them is they are the two most concentrated sources of vegetable omega-3 that exists a big part of the health problem we have today is that most processed foods all vegetable oils most nuts and most seeds are very high in omega 6’s which is pro-inflammatory omega 3’s are anti-inflammatory so we want to try to increase our omega 3s to balance that ratio out a little bit I have with me I buy these at the DeKalb farmers market in Atlanta they’re organic brown flaxseed is a dollar ninety-nine a pound and organic black chia seed is $3.99 a pound incredibly inexpensive flax seed is 40 percent fat and the rest is fiber and protein is virtually zero carb and just a few tablespoons a day gives you an incredible fiber contribution keeps the bowels moving wonderfully more than half of that fat is omega-3 the chia seed is almost as high in all of those components it’s very high in omega-3s very high in protein very high in fiber I just used both to get a little bit of variety so if you’re looking for some superfoods then go for flaxseed and chia seeds thing to keep in mind about these seeds though is the Chia you can eat it you can chew it and it breaks down you can digest it pretty readily the problem with flax is that it is very very sensitive it keeps very well as long as it’s a whole seed but if you eat it just like that if you sprinkle it on yogurt or whatever then it’s pretty much gonna pass through you undigested and do you no good whatsoever so you need to break the seed you need to grind it the problem with that is because it’s so high in omega-3s it is extremely sensitive to go rancid so what you want to do is if you can buy these ground you want to make sure it’s packed in nitrogen and then as soon as you open it and bring it home you put it in the freezer you can grind these yourself and there’s a video that shows you how to do that and you want to grind them yourself and then immediately freeze them you can put them in a little ziplock bags and just take out as much as you need so incredibly inexpensive very very sensitive there’s a few tricks on how to manage it so that you get most of the nutrition and none of the side effects none of the downsides of that so I sprinkle it straight on my yogurt it’s an easy way to get a few tablespoons in please comment and let us know if you have other ways of using flax and Chia or other healthy seeds for more variety and help us spread the word of how to get real food out to the most people possible Like this video comment and subscribe so you can stay – thank you

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