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Spectrum Essentials Chia Seeds, 12 Ounce
- A source of ALA (alpha-linolenic acid) an omega-3 essential fatty acid that supports heart health
- Fiber which helps support normal functioning of the digestive tract and can have a positive effect on cholesterol
- Higher in antioxidant activity than blueberries
- Easily digestible and does not need to be ground
- Whole chia seeds, a nutritional powerhouse used by ancient Aztecs and Mayans
- Good source of ALA omega-3 essential fatty acid that helps support heart health
- 4 grams of dietary fiber per serving
- Higher in antioxidant activity than blueberries
- Neutral flavor means chia seeds can be easily blended into smoothies or your other favorite foods without affecting the taste
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Calories (60), Calories From Fat (45), Total Fat (4 g), Total Carbohydrate (4 g), Dietary Fiber (4 g), Protein (2 g), Calcium (64 mg), Iron (1 mg), Magnesium (40 mg), Omega 3 and Omega 6 Lipids (150%)
Suggested serving: 1 tbsp daily. Add to yogurt, cereal, smoothies, or salads; eat it whole or ground, raw or baked in goods. Seeds soaked in water form a gel that can be flavored and enjoyed as a snack. Add some seeds to a water bottle to help keep the body hydrated during exercise. Consult your healthcare practitioner for your individual needs.
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Top Customer Reviews
I wasn't about to spend $70 for a bag of Mila chia seeds, so I got the $8 Spectrum brand instead. The first nite, I stirred a spoonful into a glass of water, and waited. It had a clear baby-snot consistency that I found gross. I drank it anyway. The next morning, I sprinkled a spoonful in a packet of instant organic oatmeal. Knowing that the seeds absorb a lot of water, (and knowing I'm not much of a water drinker and need to sneak it into my diet whenever I can) I added extra water. It thickened nicely, and blended right in. I think it added body to the oatmeal, and it was fine.
To my surprise, it took me a long time to eat the oatmeal. I was also full for a long time. Usually, breakfast kick starts my appetite. Once I start eating, it's ON. A couple of hours later, when I normally be starving for my 11a.m. snack, I wasn't hungry.
Later, I was in a crowd in a not-so-good-area with a bunch of people around me. I am usually slightly anxious under such circumstances, and I noticed that I felt fine, totally normal.
I found that odd, so I went online to see if chia had anything to do with it. Apparently, people with depression/anxiety have low levels of some kind of good fat in thier brains that chia seeds have. I think it helped me keep my cool in a normally uncomfortable situation for me. Better than chammomile tea. Day 2, same thing. I normally crave chocolate, and the cravings weren't there. I actually wanted healthier foods. After dinner, for dessert, I wanted and ate a tomato.Read more ›
After incorporating chia seeds into my diet, I have to admit I feel better. I have always been a lethargic person for as long as I can remember, and lately it has been easier for me to get up and get ready for my day. However I also attribute this to my overall change towards a healthier diet.
Where this has really made the most difference is with my digestion. I suffer from IBS and have always had irregular digestion. It is really hard for me to get enough fiber because insoluble fiber can really irritate my stomach. But since I started eating oatmeal with 1 tbsp. of chia seeds every morning, my digestion is regular for the first time in my life. No more worrying about stomach pain and irregularity! I can't emphasize how much of a relief this is after a lifetime of dealing with a sensitive stomach.
Oatmeal and chia seeds are both good sources of soluble fiber (and some insoluble as well) which is much easier for me to digest. Kicking off my morning this way helps keep me full and satisfied until it's time for lunch. The chia seeds absorb the excess liquid in the oatmeal and form a filling gel. They don't add a lot of flavor, they are just chock-full of nutrition. My formula is:
Whole grain oatmeal (Trader Joe's Heart Healthy w/ flax seed & plant sterols, 160cal) + 1 tbsp. chia seeds + 80 cal.Read more ›
The price of Chia Seeds has gone up as much as 300% (most brands) in the last 18 months due to popularity and is expected to rise even more very soon. This Spectrum 12 oz bag seems to be the lowest price I've seen on Amazon lately. Personally I'm going to stock up since the prices are going so high so fast. If you want to eat chia daily I advise others do the same if you can afford to. Waiting will most likely just mean you'll pay more later. They can be frozen for long term storage, or vacuum sealed.
I add chia seeds to my husbands meat dishes to give him the added nutrients and antioxidants he does not get otherwise.
I add chia to just about all foods I eat, just a little in everything. I sprinkle them over Salads and Veggies like cracked pepper.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
These chia seeds are a good quality for a reasonable price. They are great to sprinkle on top of yogurt or oatmeal for some added texture. Read morePublished 6 days ago by KJS
This is a great product to add energy and fiber to your diet! I can definitely notice a difference when I do or do not use it! Great product!Published 10 days ago by Amazon Customer
These are clean - yummy - and even my kids eat them. We put in salad a lot. I sneak them in everywhere else. shhh.Published 27 days ago by C. Costanzo
This isn't always available for my Subscribe & Save orders, so I end up alternating with the
Navitas Naturals Organic Raw Chia Seeds, which is pricier and some seeds don't gel... Read more