“My bird eats seed, therefore, I should” (every hipster ever, 2015). Yes, it’s a philosophy chia seed consumers live by and with the average budgerigar expected to live between 5-8 years in 2015 – that’s 199 in human years – why wouldn’t you? Rather than take the bird’s word for it, I thought I’d have a look at the scientific data in humans? But before I do, why should you even consider consuming a seed made of chia?
Why Chia seeds might be great:
Well there’s no doubting that chia seeds are a great source of various nutrients. They’re chock full of: B vitamins, fibre, protein, omega-3 fats and antioxidants among other things. This is great, but do they have any clinically significant effect on health?
To answer the above question, I have only analysed human studies from the past five years. Partly because I’m lazy and partly…
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