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Chia Seeds: The New Super Food

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By Aimee Burnett

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT-TV) - A popular gag gift, many of you may have had as children, is now considered a healthy dietary supplement.

Chia Pet seeds are being called the new super food.

Some personal trainers and nutritionists are even recommending the seeds.

The seeds can be used as a supplement for whole grains.

"They're actually pretty good for you. They are plant–based so definitely things we want to include more of in our diet. They are very high in fiber. They have 11 grams of fiber per ounce, which is almost 40% of what we need in a day," said Melissa Sleight, Registered Nutritionist, St. Luke’s Magic Valley.

The tiny little seeds are also a good source of omega 3 fatty acids and also contain some protein.

Chia seeds can be found in twin falls at GNC, Sta–Well, and Natural Way Health store.


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