Chia Seeds

By misslulu Latest Reply 2015-02-13 20:39:30 -0600
Started 2015-01-27 11:12:24 -0600

I started using organic chia seeds(1 tbs) a day.I put them in a 1/2 cup of cottage cheese for breakfast or in oatmeal. I have also used them in egg salad,and a regular lettuce salad.I love the little bit of crunch that they give.BUT…I was just wondering if they are a good thing for a diabetic? I don't notice any spikes when I use them.For me I need to feel full so I don't stray and eat something that I shouldn't.and they seem to fit the bill.Per 1 tbs it has 5g fiber,3g protein,2.5g omega 3,3g total fat and 5g carbs.
I am a newbie so any input would be greatly appreciated~ have a wonderful day!

12 replies

Jeanette Terry
Jeanette Terry 2015-01-29 20:58:40 -0600 Report

I love this discussion. I was just debating at the store whether or not to get chia seeds and couldn't decide whether to do chia or flax. I think I will try flax first as they are cheaper and see how I like them. Thanks for posting this.

RebDee 2015-01-28 06:10:02 -0600 Report

Every time I think of chia seeds, I think of those chia pets that are sold where you water them and they grow "hair". What does chia seeds do to my insides when I have to drink a lot of water?

lilleyheidi 2015-01-27 23:33:42 -0600 Report

Like everything, there is a lot of debate on the merits of chia seeds, personally and from a lot of other people with diabetes in this group, they are great for you. If they aren't causing any rise or changes for the bad in your BG and you can afford them, I'd continue taking them. I'm going to be getting ground flax this next pay period, I can't afford the chia any longer Best of health. Heidi

jayabee52 2015-01-27 22:09:56 -0600 Report

Howdy Lulu
Yes Chia seeds are diabetes friendly, It has been called a super food for diabetes, primarily due to its high fiber content. One of the things that many people find is they have to start with them gradually so they don't get a laxitive effect from the abundance of fiber in them.

Those seeds are something which has been written about much here on DC. There have been 16 discussions about those little powerhouses. Take a look here ~ Take a look and see what others have said about these little seeds.

God's best to you

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-01-27 11:35:32 -0600 Report

Chia seeds, flax seeds..all very good for you…fiber and Omega 3 fatty acids…to get the most benefits from them grind them before you put them on or in your food…eating them whole just sends them straight through you…get a little spice grinder…or if you have a nutra bullet use the grinding blade…love love love that machine…

misslulu 2015-02-13 20:39:30 -0600 Report

UPDATE…I just read an article on that said unlike flaxseed,Chia seeds do not need to be crushed to get the benefits from it..yay cause I really like the little bit of crunch that it does give~~~

misslulu 2015-01-27 12:26:10 -0600 Report

LOL! never thought about them going straight through,I will try smashing them up.Thank you so much! Can you use flax seeds at the same time you use chia seeds or switch them back and forth?