Chia seeds are reputed to lower blood pressure, reduce bad cholesterol LDL and elevate good cholesterol HDL.
The seeds you see in the picture below were purchased at Sam’s Club. They mix well with anything including orange juice. They are a source of fiber that expand immensely when immersed in any fluid including plain old RO water.
I take them for dieting purposes as their bloated state when wet in my stomach completely assuages all hunger pangs. From a caloric intake point of view, Chia seeds can NOT be beat. They stop high calorie late night meals in their tracks.
The only downside to them I know of is that they stick stubbornly to glass if you let them dry up, so rinse out glass soon after you have finished.