Chia Seeds Ultimate Help guide to Health Advantages and Nutrients

 

CHIA SEEDS: Health Benefits And How To Eat

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Are Chia Seeds a Magical Weight Loss & Health Remedy? Or B.S.?

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Best Iron foods: Everything you need to know about iron in 5mins

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Chia Seeds History & Nutrition Superfoods 1

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Chia Seeds Amazing Source of Essential Fatty Acids: Dr Berg

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Benefits of Chia Seeds

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Chia Seeds Pros & Cons, Benefits & Warnings by Dr Sam Robbins

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CHIA SEEDS: Health Benefits And How To Eat

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Chia Seeds History & Nutrition Superfoods 1

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Best Iron foods: Everything you need to know about iron in 5mins

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Benefits of Chia Seeds

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Are Chia Seeds a Magical Weight Loss & Health Remedy? Or B.S.?

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Chia Seeds vs Flax Seeds Benefits (Flax And Chia Seeds) Which Is Better?

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Chia Seeds Pros & Cons, Benefits & Warnings by Dr Sam Robbins

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Eating chia is a safe and reliable way of adding iron to your diet. Bonus Nutrient: Chia seeds also contain high amounts of phosphorous, which aids in cell and tissue growth. That is absolutely vital when you’re looking to see gains! NutraKey Chia Seed is a muscle-building supplement that provides 1200 mg of chia. The fiber in chia seeds can aid the digestive system — and the review further noted that previous studies have found chia seeds can benefit people managing various diseases and health issues.

Chia seeds contain large amounts of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, plenty of high-quality protein, and several essential minerals and antioxidants. They may improve digestive health. Chia seeds are a powerhouse superfood with many nutritional perks, from calcium for bone strength to fibre for optimal digestion. This Ultimate Guide to Chia Seeds explains how to use chia seeds, why they are so beneficial, and what to look for when buying them!

What are chia seeds?The protein found in chia seed contains essential fatty acids including omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 found in chia seeds is alpha-linoleic acid. Health Benefits Of Chia Seeds. As chia seeds are plentiful in omega 3 fatty acids and essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients, they have a variety of related health benefits and, if regularly consumed, can improve certain health conditions.

Debunking The “Healthy Nutrients” In Chia Seeds Now, chia seeds do contain omega-3 fatty acids which are probably part of why Dr. Gundry consumed them himself back in the day. The issue is that the primary fatty acid in chia seeds is alpha-linolenic acid (otherwise known as ALA).

1. High protein content. Chia seeds provide a high content of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in the ideal ratio of 3:1. Chia seeds are also excellent sources of vegetable protein; containing all 8 essential amino acids which is quite unique for a vegetable protein source. “Chia” means strength, and folklore has it that these cultures used the tiny black and white seeds as an energy booster.

That makes sense, as chia seeds are a concentrated food containing healthy. The benefits of chia seeds is attributed to the calcium content and other trace minerals known for their role in bone health. A 25g portion of chia contains 157mg of calcium, which is a significant source of calcium, more than that in 100ml of milk.

Do chia seeds reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease?

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The total dietary fiber in chia seed varies from 36 to 40 g per 100 g. Chia seeds contain about 60% omega-3 unsaturated fatty acids that have various health benefits including hyperlipidemia, hyperglycemia, and hypertension.

“Minimally Processed Refrigerated Fruits and Vegetables” by Fatih Yildiz, Robert C. Wiley
from Minimally Processed Refrigerated Fruits and Vegetables
by Fatih Yildiz, Robert C. Wiley
Springer US, 2017

Many studies support these traditional uses.9-11 The chia seed is rich in omega-3 and anti-inflammatory omega-6 fatty acids, flavonols, and phenolic acids, which provide many health benefits.

“The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good!” by Gerard E. Mullin
from The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good!
by Gerard E. Mullin
Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale, 2015

CHIA SEEDS Chia seeds are the second highest plant source of omega­3 fatty acids (after flax); one of the most digestible plant proteins; and an excellent source of amino acids, minerals, and antioxidants.

“At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen: Celebrating the Art of Eating Well” by Amy Chaplin, Johnny Miller
from At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen: Celebrating the Art of Eating Well
by Amy Chaplin, Johnny Miller
Shambhala, 2014

Loaded with important nutrients and an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, chia is rich in antioxidants, fiber, iron, and calcium.

“Keto Friendly Recipes: Bake It Keto” by Jennifer Marie Garza
from Keto Friendly Recipes: Bake It Keto
by Jennifer Marie Garza
HMH Books, 2020

Chia seeds are also packed with essential Omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins, trace minerals, and dietary fiber.

“Modern Esoteric: Beyond Our Senses” by Brad Olsen
from Modern Esoteric: Beyond Our Senses
by Brad Olsen
CCC Publishing, 2017

Chia seeds are an excellent source of fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, protein, calcium, and iron—but while a sprinkle on a salad, yogurt, or cereal, or in a smoothie

“What to Expect When You're Expecting” by Heidi Murkoff
from What to Expect When You’re Expecting
by Heidi Murkoff
Workman Publishing Company, 2016

Flax seeds and chia seeds are rich sources of fiber, vitamins, and minerals, and are useful sources of omega-3 fats, extremely beneficial fats that have been shown to benefit almost every aspect of human cardiac, metabolic, and neurological health.

“The Setpoint Diet: The 21-Day Program to Permanently Change What Your Body
from The Setpoint Diet: The 21-Day Program to Permanently Change What Your Body “Wants” to Weigh
by Jonathan Bailor
Hachette Books, 2018

Chia seeds are one of the highest plant-based source of omega-3 fatty acids (although it is minimal), which research shows can decrease the risk of heart disease, and they contain more fiber than flax seeds or nuts.

“Get Off Your Acid: 7 Steps in 7 Days to Lose Weight, Fight Inflammation, and Reclaim Your Health and Energy” by Daryl Gioffre
from Get Off Your Acid: 7 Steps in 7 Days to Lose Weight, Fight Inflammation, and Reclaim Your Health and Energy
by Daryl Gioffre
Hachette Books, 2018

Unlike flaxseed, chia seeds can be digested whole; 2 tablespoons of chia seeds contain 139 calories, 4 grams of protein, 9 grams offat, 12 grams of carbohydrates, and 11 grams of fiber, plus vitamins and minerals.

“My Healthy Dish: More Than 85 Fresh & Easy Recipes for the Whole Family” by My Nguyen
from My Healthy Dish: More Than 85 Fresh & Easy Recipes for the Whole Family
by My Nguyen
Skyhorse, 2016

With 9 grams of healthy fats (including inflammationquelling ALA omega-3s) alongside a whopping 11 grams of fiber and 4 grams of protein per ounce, chia seeds can stabilize blood sugar, boost weight loss, suppress appetite, and even help keep your body hydrated throughout the day.

“The 14-Day Anti-Inflammatory Diet: Heal your gut, prevent disease, and slow aging-one bite at a time!” by Mike Zimmerman, The Editors of Eat This, Not That!
from The 14-Day Anti-Inflammatory Diet: Heal your gut, prevent disease, and slow aging-one bite at a time!
by Mike Zimmerman, The Editors of Eat This, Not That!
Galvanized Media, 2018

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  • Thanks for this, a succinct but comprehensive breakdown. I’ve been eating totally clean but still experiencing gout flare ups, this could explain some of that.

  • I’ve been adding it to my diet more as a filler (to help me stay full longer.) I completely agree with you on every point you made. I’ve been using chia on and off for years and it’s nothing magical. Just a really good supplement to enhance your healthy food and it helps fill you up so you eat less. Like you said, it’s not going to do a darn thing if you eat McDonald’s or any unhealthy, low quality food and sprinkle a little chia seed on it. It doesn’t even make sense to do that lol.

  • I get extra virgin Flax oil whisk it in my hot drinks and pour on soup. Since using my hair is so much thicker and the dogs coat shiner brilliant stuff ����

  • Intermittant Fasting has been easy for me since I started adding Chia Seeds to nearly everything. But start off slow or else your poop will be so bulked up that it will clog your system no matter how much water you drink.

  • Hi Dr Axe love your videos have learned a lot. Love chia seeds in a daily smoothie for their benefits but now im concerned about the phytic acid. So does that mean all the nutrients in my smoothie would b useless as it binds to some minerals?

  • The keyword with those studies is “associated” I think I’ll stick to my steaks.
    It’s not like all these chronic diseases popped up in the last century because of meat, meat and fats aren’t the foods that has been recently introduced in massive amounts lately.

  • You channel go monetized. That is fab. I love your channel. You put a lot of work into your videos. They are really great. Thank you for coming by my channel. It is greatly appreciated. Your friends CM

  • This was short, but very informative. It appears that the pros outweigh the cons….for many. But I will start with 1 teaspoon for the first week…just to see how my body responds.

    Nice video. Nice voice. Thank you Doc!

  • is there a way to print your 21 page chia recipes as a booklet, like a PDF, I really appreciate the recipes and thanks for always sharing great info.

  • I just put a spoonful and 12 Allen’s glass of water and the flaxseed. And with my oatmeal or hamburger chai seeds lemon honey and soak them in the fridge overnight in a bottle

  • Hello. I’ve been taking 3tablesppons of chia seeds everyday for a week now and I experienced gouty symptoms on my joints. Is this what you said about increasing inflammation?

  • I love chia, I grind it into a powder and add it to shakes, muffins, oatmeal,pancakes. I always feel better when I’m including chia into my diet.

  • Very informative. Just bought them and had my first try in a glass of water. It’s quite good. Hope this helps with my weight loss and my digestion.

  • I take a tbsp of organic seeds in my morning coffee every morning. I soak them in a bit of water for 15 minutes and pour in coffee and blend it. Delicious. Give coffee a bit of chia flavor for my keto lifestyle.

  • Why is YouTube becoming ALL about YouTuber making revenue.
    Never!
    Never!
    Will I purchase ANY YouTubers merch!!!
    The sheer GREED for money is astonishing.

  • I use a coffeegrinder for the flax seeds,done in a few seconds,use them straith away in my smoothy.I use Sunflower seeds non grinded,in my yogurt with oats.Might get the chia seeds also for variation.

  • Interesting, the show Explained on Netflix aired an episode “The Future of Meat” which talks about heme iron as if it were good and necessary for our health. Wth? It left me confused for a while so it’s nice to have this cleared up.

  • Huh.. I’ve been eating chia seeds when it could be dangerous for me (low BP). I did get occasional faint spells but didn’t link it to chia seeds..

  • I put on my salads hemp seed, chia seeds, flax seeds through coffee grinder and dried out and ground avocado seed with some MCT and flax oil. Really nice.

  • I take 3 table spoons almost daily with water it great for keeping regular it heals my wounds faster and what I’ve also noticed it gives me a shitload amount of energy.

  • I’ve been eating chia seeds for 4 years of being vegan NEVER have they given me energy! I do t think they do anything. Don’t fill me up either

  • I’ve not read all the comments so forgive me if this has been asked already. Dr can you advise me on how flaxseed impacts my testosterone?

  • Cup chia and cup of flex seeds mixed with 4cups almost flour one pkg yest two eggs and two oz butter makes great bread. I do not care for coconut flour but I like coconut milk you can use coconut milk if you like

  • Doc I have flax seeds in a plastic seasoning jar stored in the cabinet. It looks like a seasoning that you would use to shake on foods, should I throw it all away and buy new or is it ok to use them grounded up like this

  • But I think the Omega 3 fats are the ALA form, almost none of which is converted to the good DHA form you want. And because there are lectins and Omega 6 present, the result is inflammation.

  • Would you comment on sprouted grains? I understand you teach that we shouldn’t eat a lot of grain. But my wife and I occasionally eat Ezekial Brand english muffins which are made from sprouted grain. We do this to reduce the carb intake in our diets.

  • Hi Gil a question for you as a researcher. How would the studies you cited isolate the effect of heme-iron alone when comparing heme vs. non-heme iron’s effect on heart desease and cancer? I mean what if the cancer (or heart disease) promoting factor in meat is something else, say saturated fat? This is confusing especially since heme-iron is only found in meats as far as I know, so how would they associate those diseases to heme iron particularly? My point is how do they make sure that heme iron is not getting a bad rap for issues that are actually outcome of saturated fat, etc. found in meats?

  • I was craving chia seeds for about 3 years. I ate 1 pound of dried chia seeds/ week. I believe that the reason I was craving chia seeds because of my iron deficiency. Since I have taken iron suplement regularly, I don’t have iron deficiency any more. Now I don’t like to eat chia seeds any more. I stopped eating them for a year. I think I should eat them again for my health benefits.

  • Thanks I found this well balanced.
    I am enjoying them so far as a newbie adding chia seeds to my diet in moderation.
    I feel better but I have also increased my intake on fruit and vegetables and stopped eating processed food as well.

  • Are flax safe for men because of phytoestrogens? i read some studies where flax reduce testosterone and some enzyme blocks conversion into DHT.. is that true?

  • I am consuming this more than a month n I think it soak more water in my body n I am feeling thirsty al da tym lyk my mouth is dry.It is true chia absorbs more n more water from body..what should I do?

  • I blend a tble spoon of flex seeds and add into a glass of warm water,add a juice of lemon,a tsp of honey and drink every morning.helps with cholestrol.

  • Hi Gil a question for you as a researcher. How would the studies you cited isolate the effect of heme-iron alone when comparing heme vs. non-heme iron’s effect on heart desease and cancer? I mean what if the cancer (or heart disease) promoting factor in meat is something else, say saturated fat? This is confusing especially since heme-iron is only found in meats as far as I know, so how would they associate those diseases to heme iron particularly? My point is how do they make sure that heme iron is not getting a bad rap for issues that are actually outcome of saturated fat, etc. found in meats?

  • Are there any limitations for the amount of ground flax seed I can eat in one day? What would happen if I eat too much?
    Thank you!

  • I use chia often soaked in coconut milk and served with berries and nuts. I use flax seed daily. I eat keto and I think fiber is elusive and essential in the keto diet.

  • I started and was asked by a family member are they gluten free. I looked at my Flax & Chia info and it doesn’t say. Are they?? Thank you I’m assuming yes but need to know for sure.

    Thank you

  • I add 1 tablespoon of Chia with 1 tablespoon of grounded flax seeds to a glass of milk and drink it in the morning as my breakfast. so good.

  • Hello, just came across your video. I have whole flax seeds and chia seeds in my pantry that I bought from a farmers market. Do they expire at all? How long can I have them in my pantry without them loosing their benefits and nutrients? Loving your channel btw ��

  • I use chia seeds and ground flax seeds in my overnight oatmeal, 1 tablespoon of each. It is really good with fresh fruit and almond and or soy milk.

  • Mr. “Dr.”, I have a question (ok, make it plural).
    1. How many trucks of chia seeds you need to consume in order to replace one simple chicken egg? Would you dare to call an egg a superfood?
    2. Do you only read advertising labels or you do your own research?
    3. How do you describe the term “Brainwash in order to make money”?

  • Do herbal and spice teas also block non-heme iron absorption? And how much time before and after a meal can I have coffee without impacting absorption?

  • Chia, sesame seed, bee pollen and couple walnuts maybe little bit of spirulina, a hint of black pepper for absorption and whatever fruit or peanut butter or flavor you want and you have all you need no need for bcaas or protein powders oh and add some maca root powder into it and you are golden. Great for anxiety, depression, build muscle etc etc. You can buy all this organic and cheap on ebay amazon you dont need to go to GNC, health shops or expensive online retailers. Learn ingredients do a little bit of research and build your own super sups for cheap and last wayy longer.

  • There was another study I heard about where they ground the chia seed and then added then to foods, it did help the people lose a bit of weight, i like specifically in their midsections. 😉

  • WRONG. It IS “fricken chia seeds”
    They swell up 80% their size in your tummy, make you feel Full all day, supress your appetite, and have even been called the “non surgical gastric bypass”

  • Haha. Always a joy to hear you speak. Ton of info based on scientific studies, some jokes here & there ��. Keep posting ��
    Thank you!

  • Dr. Josh Axe is there any foods out there that can help heal a stricture in the colon? Chia seeds help some but it will never quite heal and I mainly stick to a fluid diet

  • Do herbal and spice teas also block non-heme iron absorption? And how much time before and after a meal can I have coffee without impacting absorption?

  • I make Chia pudding ; that’s 3 tablespoons of Chia seeds am 1/3 cup of almond milk in which I smash banana an a little choclate syrup in which taste awesome an only 45 grams of Chia seeds.

  • i like endurance sport and iron seams important. got tested and my hematocrit and hemoglobin where normal but my red blood cells are small, my mchc is low. what is that about, solutions?

  • Once per week I toss together: a pack of quinoa, a pack of chia seeds, chopped up meat of your choice, lots of veggie: carrots, spinach, celery, brussel sprouts, etc. lots of coconut oil, butter, seasoning in a huge pot. I turn the heat to very low and let it all simmer for as long as it takes to cook the veggies and dry out all the water generated by the veggies. When it cools I parcel out into small containers and this way I have a meal I can quickly heat and enjoy. I like it so much I sometimes have this for breakfast and dinner.

  • is the whole flaxseed get rancid if keep in room temperature? can i store the whole flaxseed in room temperature and grind it whenever i wanted consume?

  • Chia, sesame seed, bee pollen and couple walnuts maybe little bit of spirulina, a hint of black pepper for absorption and whatever fruit or peanut butter or flavor you want and you have all you need no need for bcaas or protein powders oh and add some maca root powder into it and you are golden. Great for anxiety, depression, build muscle etc etc. You can buy all this organic and cheap on ebay amazon you dont need to go to GNC, health shops or expensive online retailers. Learn ingredients do a little bit of research and build your own super sups for cheap and last wayy longer.

  • Waste of money? Flax is cheaper. I read that the Omega 3 fats barely get absorbed. 0.03% You have to eat a lot of seeds. Fiber is good though. Tell me I’m wrong if you can prove it.

  • 1 tablespoon of chia is worth a day’s energy
    And this is proven today with medical studies…
    And comparing dextrose full sports drinks with some food that has protein and fat it retarded

  • Dr Gundry says chia seeds have been proven to be inflammatory in 2 studies. I don’t know what to do anymore..
    I guess I’ll eat them and then take some fish oil to kill the inflammation.

  • WRONG. It IS “fricken chia seeds”
    They swell up 80% their size in your tummy, make you feel Full all day, supress your appetite, and have even been called the “non surgical gastric bypass”

  • Glad I saw this video I have recently upped my chia seeds & flax seeds & my arthritis is killing me,will lay off of it & see if they r the culprit!

  • Waste of money? Flax is cheaper. I read that the Omega 3 fats barely get absorbed. 0.03% You have to eat a lot of seeds. Fiber is good though. Tell me I’m wrong if you can prove it.

  • Lol that’s too cool!
    Thank GOD for these awesome natural super foods.
    I’ve been eating chia right out the bag for over a year now.
    Probably ain’t missed 30 outta 365 plus days.
    Thanks for the info Dr.Joshua!
    Sincere regards;
    Joshua.
    Lol.

  • For the past 2 weeks I’ve been moving towards a more whole-food, plant-based diet for health reasons. I’ve been watching a lot of the usual youtube channels (several of which have excellent information), but only just discovered yours. I am impressed by how simply and clearly you present good information! Entertaining, straightforward, objective, accurate…thanks.

  • Thank u so much doc… So i now got reason for weight gain! I was 63.7 last week and i tried one tbsp of chia seeds in morning and night.. And here today i weigh 65��. May be it dint suit me.. Thank u sir it for informative

  • When i see Dr. Josh Axe videos i’ve always checked them out his explanation and the way of his description are amazing / encouraging. Love this video and i feel the boost when i take it before having my work out. I use piece of ginger with frozen banana half avocado and two table spoon of chia seed in a mixer fill it with 10oz cold green tea mix it and it is a delicious drink.

  • It’s a good thing I saw this vid i usually eat a lot of food every day and all day I wasn’t as hungry and if you soak them in hot water and lemon it helps for sleep!!

  • Hello Gil! Just heard you interviewed on the Ian Cramer podcast. Just have to say, I love how objective you were. Sometimes in the whole foods plant based and vegan circles people can get a little too sure about their opinions and unwilling to acknowledge that not all evidence points in their favor 100 % of the time. I appreciated how you seem to take opposing views seriously and stay factual. Good luck with the new (I think?) channel! I know I’ll be tuning in at least 😉

  • Can you consume too much chai seeds? What is recommended dose? Also, do they help with allergies and/or sinus issues? Thanks in advance. I have coworkers who mixes them with matcha as a green tea!

  • Thank you so much Dr Ekberg. This clip is very informative.. ����❤️… May i ask, So.. In many recipes i’ve seen baking with flexseeds… They will lose the good benefits? As a vegan we use flex or chia as eggs substitute… Would you say chiaseeds are better for baking?? Thank you again.

  • Thank you so much! My iron is low and I follow a plant based diet. Doctors always want supplements and felt really confused about nutrition information that I read. I also drink coffee and that might be depleting my iron. You are excellent at cutting through the excess information out thete.

  • With iron foods/ iron tablets AVOID eating cake, muffins,dairy eggs, doughnut, pitta, bread, coffee, tea, boiled EGG, wheat, snacks, crisps, biscuits, milk, chocolate.
    Skip canned chick peas if you have gas chest pains fart allot.

  • I must have watched 20 videos before deciding to subscribe. I just didn’t want a bunch of stuff showing up in my recommendations that wasn’t as useful as this channel.
    Yes.
    I’ll comment.
    1 cup flax seeds
    2 tbsp chia
    a good handful of shredded cheese, or melted block cheese like asodera
    1 1/2 cups water
    I was avoiding salt due to my high blood pressure, but if you’re on a severe carb limit or fasting, both of which is now my practice, go ahead and add salt.
    Seasonings, mix and match! Here’s some stuff I like:
    1 mustard flour
    2 crushed red pepper
    3 smoked paprika
    4 epesote
    5 parsley flakes
    6 wild harvested bee balm (thyme will do if you don’t know how to forage or none grows in your area)
    7 wild harvested fragrant sumac (or Persian sumac spice from a specialty market)
    Bake time varies with your oven. Spread on a sheet of parchment on a baking sheet, score halfway through with a pizza cutter. Allow to cool and break into the best tasting and healthiest crackers you’ve ever eaten!
    I had a friend who worked in a fancy restaurant in NYC and he told me nobody in that place could make any crackers that tasted so good.
    These are great to use with whatever low carb Salsa you can make. You can throw the crumbs in salad. Yummy.
    Excellent channel! I’m an ametuer naturopathic healer. I know herbs, foraging, wildcrafting, mycology and what I call “potion brewing.”
    I’ve learned a lot from your channel. I’d like to know what your thoughts are on herbs and other foods that can help lower blood sugar and insulin resistance.
    I have been experimenting with chapparal, which grows abundantly where I live, and have experimented with various citrus peels and pomegranate peels since pomegranite seems to be the most common garden fruit tree in my city. Pomegranite peels, eaten, are a well known Persian folk remedy for many complaints and I am one of those crackpots who absolutely believes that the small amounts of cynogenic glucosides in various fruit seeds fight cancer.
    I have also successfully immunized myself to pollen allergies by gathering pollen, tincturing it and holding it under my tongue as a sublingual. Sorry, Billion dollar allergy industry, I don’t need you.
    Cheers, Doctor! I am very impressed with your knowledge and communication skills.

  • Me and my hubby is drinking warm lemon water, both half lemon..with 1 tsp ginger juice-homemade, 1 tsp chia seed and 1 tsp honey… in empty stomach. Can you plz tell me r we doing right….I will appreciate the response.

  • It’s a good thing I saw this vid i usually eat a lot of food every day and all day I wasn’t as hungry and if you soak them in hot water and lemon it helps for sleep!!

  • 2 or 3 table spoons? Table spoons? What are you talking about! You only need 2 tea spoons in a glass or if in a smoothy, maybe 4 tea spoons because they swell up. Unless that was a mistake then you’re taking way too much

  • With iron foods/ iron tablets AVOID eating cake, muffins,dairy eggs, doughnut, pitta, bread, coffee, tea, boiled EGG, wheat, snacks, crisps, biscuits, milk, chocolate.
    Skip canned chick peas if you have gas chest pains fart allot.

  • So here is a Doctor who provides a holistic approach to health and wellness instead of using limiting conventional medicines and provides us with tons of free information, but some people cannot respect and instead post innapropriate comments. Folks, please use more tact.

  • Hi, I just want to know this…Correct….me and hubby drink warm water with half lemon juice each of us with 1tsp chia seeds, honey and homemade ginger juice in empty stomach every morning. Hope you will reply.

  • I love chia seeds have it every other morning with water and lemon or chia pudding. I also like hemp sees in my salads feel great.

  • I make Chia pudding ; that’s 3 tablespoons of Chia seeds am 1/3 cup of almond milk in which I smash banana an a little choclate syrup in which taste awesome an only 45 grams of Chia seeds.

  • yeah!! seed nutrition.. please do a similar video on other seeds..
    pumpkin…sunflower..hemp..
    Questions… is there any difference in nutrition between black and white chia seeds?
    So.. what do chia seeds do if your hyperthyroid?
    can they increase T3? oh geeze.. this was first on my YT suggestion page.. I didn’t notice til now it was 3 years old.

  • Came across your channel the other day it is awesome AF! Keep it up and keep the content rolling! Seriously, it is sooo important these days with all the pseudoscience flowing around.

  • Even if it has more Omega 3s than salmon does it not have it in ALA form which first needs to converted to EPA and DHA in order for it to be in a bioavailable form for humans? And only 5-10% of gets actually converted to those forms.
    Other than that, good video!

  • HI,
    I just have few questions about chia seeds. I heard that chia seeds don’t digest well, do we have to bite so much when we eat them? I eat chia seeds pudding nearly everyday and I love it..I just want to confirm how much is too much or is there a limit for daily/weekly intake?

  • I used to be all for you. I still haven’t received validity about soy causing men to lactate. Can I cherry-pick your advice? No. That creates discord in my values.

  • Thanks I found this well balanced.
    I am enjoying them so far as a newbie adding chia seeds to my diet in moderation.
    I feel better but I have also increased my intake on fruit and vegetables and stopped eating processed food as well.

  • Interesting, the show Explained on Netflix aired an episode “The Future of Meat” which talks about heme iron as if it were good and necessary for our health. Wth? It left me confused for a while so it’s nice to have this cleared up.

  • Can you consume too much chai seeds? What is recommended dose? Also, do they help with allergies and/or sinus issues? Thanks in advance. I have coworkers who mixes them with matcha as a green tea!

  • I love chia seeds have it every other morning with water and lemon or chia pudding. I also like hemp sees in my salads feel great.

  • Thank u so much doc… So i now got reason for weight gain! I was 63.7 last week and i tried one tbsp of chia seeds in morning and night.. And here today i weigh 65��. May be it dint suit me.. Thank u sir it for informative

  • I used every day two tables of flake seed and one table of chia with my smoothies. I mixes
    One cup of spinach
    Two spoons �� of flak seed
    One �� of chia
    1/2 of avocado ��
    1 banana��
    Five walnuts
    Five almonds
    One spoon �� of Greek yougart.

  • I have a question thats been bugging me. I really like having an impossible burger now and then, but since I’ve been reading up more about iron and heme, its got me confused. Impossible is said to be totally vegan, but they extract heme from soy to give it a meaty taste.. is that bad or good? Do you know?

  • Glad I saw this video I have recently upped my chia seeds & flax seeds & my arthritis is killing me,will lay off of it & see if they r the culprit!

  • This was short, but very informative. It appears that the pros outweigh the cons….for many. But I will start with 1 teaspoon for the first week…just to see how my body responds.

    Nice video. Nice voice. Thank you Doc!

  • I have a question thats been bugging me. I really like having an impossible burger now and then, but since I’ve been reading up more about iron and heme, its got me confused. Impossible is said to be totally vegan, but they extract heme from soy to give it a meaty taste.. is that bad or good? Do you know?

  • What’s the best way to combat the inflammation? I love chia seed water with lemon, it makes me feel really hydrated and helps digestion. But inflammation is somthing I have issues with.

  • Hello. I’ve been taking 3tablesppons of chia seeds everyday for a week now and I experienced gouty symptoms on my joints. Is this what you said about increasing inflammation?

  • I love chia, I grind it into a powder and add it to shakes, muffins, oatmeal,pancakes. I always feel better when I’m including chia into my diet.

  • Very informative. Just bought them and had my first try in a glass of water. It’s quite good. Hope this helps with my weight loss and my digestion.

  • Dr. Josh Axe is there any foods out there that can help heal a stricture in the colon? Chia seeds help some but it will never quite heal and I mainly stick to a fluid diet

  • Huh.. I’ve been eating chia seeds when it could be dangerous for me (low BP). I did get occasional faint spells but didn’t link it to chia seeds..

  • Best shake ever: Frozen bananas, blueberries, blackberries,almond milk, 1 Tbsp chia seeds. Nice and thick morning smoothie or dinner.��

  • I saw your video and immediately went to amazon and got chia seeds and after 3 days of starting eating it, me my husband and my little child developed diarrhea and even my daughter got vomiting. I just want to know the reason?! Is Chia seeds are bad for some reasons? Please help!!

  • = Maybe I’m looking for the wrong type of chia, but the ones that are sold on Amazon have virtually no iron per tbsp. 2 tbsp = 12 % daily iron. What type of chia are you referring to?

  • Hi Dr Axe love your videos have learned a lot. Love chia seeds in a daily smoothie for their benefits but now im concerned about the phytic acid. So does that mean all the nutrients in my smoothie would b useless as it binds to some minerals?

  • I buy whole flax seeds from SPROUTS, its price at $1.45/lb. I ground one scope (2 oz) flax seeds into powder and mixed it up with coffee. I drink this flax seed coffee every morning and evening with a 16 Oz cup. So far so good.

  • So…..do you have to put them in water for an hour? Or can I just put them in water and lemon the drink it or bow please explain because several videos say you don’t put them in water for an hour?????

  • hello Dr. Axe.I’m a great fan of yours.Can you do a video on basil seeds? and are basil seed and chia seeds the same on nutrition based?

  • So here is a Doctor who provides a holistic approach to health and wellness instead of using limiting conventional medicines and provides us with tons of free information, but some people cannot respect and instead post innapropriate comments. Folks, please use more tact.

  • Hi, I just want to know this…Correct….me and hubby drink warm water with half lemon juice each of us with 1tsp chia seeds, honey and homemade ginger juice in empty stomach every morning. Hope you will reply.

  • Mr. “Dr.”, I have a question (ok, make it plural).
    1. How many trucks of chia seeds you need to consume in order to replace one simple chicken egg? Would you dare to call an egg a superfood?
    2. Do you only read advertising labels or you do your own research?
    3. How do you describe the term “Brainwash in order to make money”?

  • So…..do you have to put them in water for an hour? Or can I just put them in water and lemon the drink it or bow please explain because several videos say you don’t put them in water for an hour?????

  • Lol that’s too cool!
    Thank GOD for these awesome natural super foods.
    I’ve been eating chia right out the bag for over a year now.
    Probably ain’t missed 30 outta 365 plus days.
    Thanks for the info Dr.Joshua!
    Sincere regards;
    Joshua.
    Lol.

  • Perds le poids rapidement avec les graines de chia
    L’importance des graines de chia dans l’amaigrissement et la perte de poids.
    Les graines de chia sont l’un des aliments nutritifs les plus importants qui contribuent à l’amaigrissement et à la perte d’excès de poids s’ils sont inclus dans le régime alimentaire. Par conséquent, nous vous expliquerons, chers lecteurs, un certain nombre de recettes préparées à partir de graines de karité, ce qui contribue à réduire le poids corporel et à perdre du poids.
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    Lose weight fast with chia seeds
    The importance of chia seeds in slimming and weight loss.
    Chia seeds are one of the most important nutritious foods that contribute to slimming and losing excess weight if included in the diet. Therefore, we will explain to you, dear readers, a number of recipes prepared from shea butter, which helps reduce body weight and lose weight.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4iyrJZYdfM

  • 1 tablespoon of chia is worth a day’s energy
    And this is proven today with medical studies…
    And comparing dextrose full sports drinks with some food that has protein and fat it retarded

  • When i see Dr. Josh Axe videos i’ve always checked them out his explanation and the way of his description are amazing / encouraging. Love this video and i feel the boost when i take it before having my work out. I use piece of ginger with frozen banana half avocado and two table spoon of chia seed in a mixer fill it with 10oz cold green tea mix it and it is a delicious drink.

  • I got anaemia just a couple of month before and just after that I started to recover my blood lost… Here what I am eating:-
    *soyabeand
    *kidney
    *red meat
    *beetroot
    *tomatoes
    *red kidney beans
    *chia seeds
    *lemons
    *amarnath leaves
    *Chickpeas
    *ground peas

  • is there a way to print your 21 page chia recipes as a booklet, like a PDF, I really appreciate the recipes and thanks for always sharing great info.

  • The keyword with those studies is “associated” I think I’ll stick to my steaks.
    It’s not like all these chronic diseases popped up in the last century because of meat, meat and fats aren’t the foods that has been recently introduced in massive amounts lately.

  • I take 3 table spoons almost daily with water it great for keeping regular it heals my wounds faster and what I’ve also noticed it gives me a shitload amount of energy.

  • It would be interesting if Dr. Berg did a video on Black seed oil. My energy is way up since taking it among other things lol (circulation)

  • Dr. Axe. I read a few different suggestions on how to prepare chia seeds so the nutrients are best absorbed and utilized by the body. Do you recommend soaking them first or grinding whole seeds into a powder just before you use them? Otherwise I read they are just a great source of fiber, but your body cannot break down the seeds themselves and they just end up passing through.

  • For the past 2 weeks I’ve been moving towards a more whole-food, plant-based diet for health reasons. I’ve been watching a lot of the usual youtube channels (several of which have excellent information), but only just discovered yours. I am impressed by how simply and clearly you present good information! Entertaining, straightforward, objective, accurate…thanks.