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Chia Seeds vs Fish Oil

Updated on June 19, 2011

Chia Seeds vs Fish Oil

Fish oil is of marine origin; therefore it is not suitable for vegetarians or people who cannot consume fish products. Fish oil can be hard to digest, and due to the high amount of allergens and people who refuse to eat fish, fish oil is not an appropriate substitute for omega-3. With the high amount of pollutants in fish, they are a dangerous substance to have in your diet. Chia seeds provide a larger amount of omega-3s and nutrients, in smaller and much safer amount.

When comparing fish oil and chia seeds, it is evident that the chia seeds contain less saturated fat and are easier to obtain and digest. Chia seeds are also inexpensive and last for long periods of time, unlike fish. Fish has an offensive smell, has a high cooking time, does not last long and can be tricky to find fresh product. It contains high amounts of harmful substances, toxic chemicals and pollutants. Preparing chia seeds is easy. By adding some water to the seeds, you will create a kind of gel that can easily be added to food, drinks and eaten by itself. Ca you do that with fish? Can you digest fish oil capsules as easily as chia seeds?

The best option for omega-3, protein and saturated fat is the chia seed. This seed contains low amounts of saturated fat and are easy to digest. They do not contain any harmful materials or pollution, and are completely natural. Traditionally speaking, algae or other marine forms of omega-3 have not always been a vital part of the human diet. With new increases in pollutants and toxins in the water systems, it is questionable whether or not they are the best’s options for your diet anyways. Chia seeds have been traced back to Incan times, where they were used for food for soldiers. They kept the soldiers full and sustained while proceeding into battle. Wouldn’t you rather live your life like a Mayan warrior instead of a polluted animal?

When you are looking for the best way to increase the amount of nutrients and minerals in your diet, look no further than the chia seed. Instead of opting for fish, opt for the inexpensive little powerhouse that is easy to eat and digest. You can buy a large amount of chia seeds for a low price point, where with fish and fish oil you have to invest in a small amount of product. Once you start using chia seeds on a regular basis, you will be surprised and impressed with the positive results they have on your mind and body.

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