16 Nuts and Seeds You Should Be Eating

Nuts are great for snacks and toppings, but are you choosing the healthiest varieties? STACK catalogs 16 kind of nuts and gives you the info you need to decide.

Chia Seeds

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Chia Seeds

Nutrition in a Nutshell (1 ounce serving)

Calories: 138
Fat: 9g (1 gram saturated)
Carbohydrates: 12g
Protein: 5g
Fiber: 10g

The new "it" seed, chia seeds are similar to flax seeds in that they offer alpha-linoleic acid, one of the major forms of omega-3s. But unlike flax seeds, chia seeds can be consumed in their whole form. When chia is exposed to water, it forms a gel which increases its size and weight in your stomach, promoting fullness.(2)


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