News Forums Nutrition PS1000 Approved Foods Chia Seeds

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    Brad Goudie
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    I have been reading the benefits of Chia seeds(not to be confused with Chia pet). I have been added these to my protein shake. This is not really listed as an approved food item, but does anyone have more info if I should avoid these?

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    Jessica Romeo
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    Yes Brad Chia seeds are acceptable on plan! They are a fantastic healthy fat source! Great idea to put them into your protein shake. They also contain a good amount of fiber and some protein, so you will be reaping some great health benefits from these little guys. Remember to track them in your overall calorie count to stay on your goal. 🙂

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    Brad Goudie
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    Thank you for that input. I will stick to my plan and track them

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    Linn Orme
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    Even before this plan I was using Chia seeds in my morning green protein drink. I had no idea they had calories but that’s good to know.

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    Rachel Fiske
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    You can also switch them up with flax seeds, just to vary the nutrients you’re getting! Variety is always good, with all foods/food groups. With flax seeds, it’s best to buy them whole and then grind them as you go (I use a coffee grinder), as the fatty acids are less prone to oxidation (going rancid) this way. And, keep them in the fridge! One tablespoon equals about 120 calories.

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    Brad Goudie
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    Thank you Rachel. Will give it a try

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