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Chia Seeds vs. Flax Seeds

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You’ve likely heard a lot of positive things between two much-hyped super foods—flax and chia seeds. It’s about time we got the real scoop when it comes to which seed has more health benefits.

That’s right, its time for an all-star, health food face off between flax and chia to see exactly which seed comes out on top when it comes to positive health benefits…

1. Protein and Heart-Healthy Fats

When you’re scooping seeds into your diet for a more healthful edge, the big 3 essentials to look out for are dietary fiber, protein, and heart healthy fats. When it comes to protein, both chia and flax seeds emerge in a neck-in-neck draw, according to Prevention Magazine.

Two-tablespoon servings of each seed weigh in with roughly 2.5-grams of protein, respectively. Both seeds are also equally matched when it comes to the amount of cholesterol-balancing omega 3 fatty acids, female-friendly folate, potassium, and magnesium offered.

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