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Are Chia Seeds Paleo?

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Created March 18, 2012 at 6:30 PM

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Are Chia Seeds allowed in the Paleo Diet?

Are Chia seeds Paleo? I just read an article and they were called a grain. Thanks, Jami

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Please use search before asking questions. There are a number on chia seeds including http://paleohacks.com/questions/102389/are-chia-seeds-allowed-in-the-paleo-diet#axzz1pUiTs8Em

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They are not grains, they are seeds. So yes, they are paleo :).

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If they work for you, don't label it. We aren't vegaterians or grainaterians.

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Loren Cordain, in The Paleo Answer, has reservations about chia seeds because of the phytate content and the gel surrounding the seed impairs digestion.

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