You’ve likely heard a lot of positive things between two much-hyped superfoods—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, it’s 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.