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Sub In Seeds

“These oft-forgotten all-stars come packed with key nutrients we all need: protein, healthy fats, and essential fatty acids. Toss a handful of hempseeds into the blender when making a smoothie, sprinkle chia seeds or flaxseeds on top of oatmeal, or swap sunflower or pumpkin seeds wherever you usually use nuts.” (p. 121)

Funston, L. and Haak, E. (2014). Get Real! Oprah Magazine, 15(1), 118-123.

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Best Bone Builder – Chia Seeds

“Flaxseeds and Chia seeds should be celebrated for their high concentration of heart-healthy omega-3s, but chia seeds happen to be a better source of calcium, with two tablespoons providing up to 16 percent of your RDA- four and a half times the amount in the same quantity of ground flax. And with nearly 150 percent more phosphorous and more than 100 percent more manganese (two minerals that play key roles in bone formation), chia seeds get the gold medal for helping to build and maintain strong bones.” (p. 70)

Girdwain, J. (2013). Superfood Fight. Oprah Magazine, 14(8), 70.

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