Chia Seeds Are Good for You
Who knew? They do more than make green hair grow
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Suggested by vitals
Posted Jun 1, 2010 6:38 PM CDT

(Newser) – Don't go carving up the Chia Pet, but it seems the little seeds that make it grow are pretty good for you. As Dr. Bob Arnot explains in Men's Journal, they're especially high in fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, and low in sodium, cholesterol, and saturated fat. Chia seeds also are filling, so Arnot sprinkles some on his morning cereal and mixes them into a shake at lunch to keep from snacking all day. So no more snickering at the commercials.