What is up with the seed fad?
Nothing! Why wouldn’t you incorporate powerful food to your every day meals? I know many people are constantly juggling life and can’t stop to think about changing their day-to-day meals. Well, I’m here to tell you it will take a second to make this change. By simply giving the body what it needs – it will heal itself.
Both Chia seeds and Flax seeds top the list of “Superfoods”. They are both easy to add to your salads or smoothies for a nutritional punch. But is one better than the other? Let’s compare.
|Chia Seeds/2 Tbsp.||Flax Seeds/2 Tbsp|
|Omega 3 (EFA)||5,000mg||2,700mg|
|Taste||Faintly nutty/ Earthy||Whole grain/Nutty|
|Storage||Keep for 2 years||Spoil quickly|
|Versatility||Don’t need to grind||Must grind|
Other good sources of 13% RDA:
Calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium
Zinc, magnesium, copper, 15% RDA B1
More antioxidants than blueberries more lignans
Depending on what source you check out, either could win. If you had to choose based on the above comparison, it looks like chia seeds win out, but not by a landslide. Use both. Each have their own nutritional benefits and are an easy addition to your healthy diet where variety is key.
Please let me know what some of your favorite flax recipes are. Lets share the love and spread the simple tips that will profit your health.