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    Default Chia seeds Vs Flax seed

    I just started getting into Chia Seeds (thanks to this site) and now find myself taking both Chia seeds and Flax seed. Both provide a good source of Omega-3's but I'm wondering if I can just drop taking the flax seed altogether now that I'm eating the Chia seeds for Omega-3s. Just wondering what the general feeling of the group is...

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    Default Re: Chia seeds Vs Flax seed

    I use flax at the moment because they are cheaper, but I think that Chia seeds are more beneficial. According to this site, flax seeds contain less calories but more fat (I think this is saturated fat) than chia, there is less dietary fibre in flax than chia, and chia contains 3 times the amount of calcium.
    Also chia contains antioxidants, whereas flax doesn't.

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    Default Re: Chia seeds Vs Flax seed

    From everything I've read Chia is the clear winner. But I wonder if it isn't a matter of either or but maybe both. Flax is pretty cheap and so i Chia (in California) so I may keep up with both...

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    Default Re: Chia seeds Vs Flax seed

    Excellent idea. If the price in the UK comes down that's what I will do. Currently Chia costs about 4 for 100 grams in the UK, but you can get 4 times as much flax for the same price.

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