Chia Seeds vs. Flax Seeds

3. Disease-Fighting Vitamins & Nutrients

In the end, chia delivers more when it comes to antioxidants, the molecules found in food and beverages, which protect the body from disease-causing free radicals. The USDA also notes that chia contains more heart-healthy selenium, and bone-strengthening phosphorus compared to flax.

But don’t count out flax just yet—this seed has bragging rights in its corner when it comes to higher levels of cancer-blasting magnesium, tissue-defending copper, and brain-boosting vitamin B1!


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