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[Music] we’ve been eating chia seeds for more than 5,000 years historically one of the main crops grown in the Western Hemisphere they’re exceptionally high in fiber and omega-3 fatty acids though like flax seeds it’s better to grind them up even eating two tablespoons of whole chia seeds every day for ten weeks led to no change in omega-3 levels but the same amount of ground chia seeds did lead to a significant increase in blood levels of both short chain and long-chain omega-3s but there appeared to be no influence on inflammation or disease risk factors no change in body fat blood sugar cholesterol blood pressure c-reactive protein or any of the other markers of inflammation an earlier study had purported to show a significant reduction in c-reactive protein levels an indicator of systemic inflammation compared to control but if you look at the data that’s only because there is a significant worsening in the placebo group that was given a couple tablespoons of wheat bran a day instead so it’s not that the chia group got significantly better the control group just got significantly worse whenever researchers appear to be exaggerating their results it’s always a red flag to check their funding source but they didn’t disclose any conflicts of interest five years later though the truth came out the study was indeed funded by a Chia company furthermore the lead investigator had filed a patent to use chia seeds to treat diseases why didn’t they disclose this because the journals conflict of interest policy evidently didn’t specifically require the disclosure of such information anyways the patent has since been abandoned likely because subsequent studies found no significant benefits for weight loss blood sugar cholesterol blood pressure or inflammation after eating a quarter cup of chia a day for three months the original study did show a significant drop in blood pressure which was replicated by other researchers though not as potent in effect as ground flaxseed the primary reason I prefer flaxseeds over chia seeds though is their lid ban content averaging about 15 times more than other seeds including sesame and chia seeds thought to explain the anti-cancer effect of flax seeds for both prevention and survival chia seeds are certainly better than eggs and oil though by mixing one part chia seeds and nine parts water and letting it sit you can create a Chia gel that can be used as an egg or oil replacer in baked goods [Music]

Randall Smitham

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