Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia Food!

Diet Blog introduces the newest super food sensation, chia seeds. Yes, the stuff you smear on a Chia Pet. More from Crabby McSlacker:
According to an article about Chia seeds in the San Jose Mercury News, these formerly obscure seeds are getting quite a bit more popular, especially after being endorsed by "Dr. Oz" from the Oprah Winfrey show. Online orders are suddenly booming and health food chains are starting to carry them too.

They come from a plant relative of the mint called salvia hispanica, and the Aztecs used to eat them. Apparently the seeds were known for increasing endurance--useful whether you're an Aztec warrior or a mother with three kids…

…So with some trepidation I swallowed a spoonful of them and...

They kind of taste like nothing.

On the plus side, this makes them easy to sprinkle into other foods. You can make them into muffins or even drink them. On the other hand, they're not a snack you'd look forward to like some other healthy fats--say peanut butter or avocados.
I’ve never considered eating my Chia Pet, have you?
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Jordan - June 19, 2008 12:13 PM

Actually, these look pretty great, if the claims I'm seeing are true. The new flax?!?

I'm curious as to what Dr. Fuhrman would say about them.

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