Chia Seeds and the Aztec Diet: Does it Work?

By now you’ve likely heard of the Aztec Diet and may be wondering if it can really work when its staple food is used as hair on your kid’s Scooby Doo chia pet. The focus of the Aztec diet is primarily on eating healthy throughout the day by consuming more fruits and vegetables than carbohydrates or proteins. At first glance this is a decent idea, but then the show-stopper arrives in the form of a tiny superhero: chia seeds. For the first phase of the diet, you are to make smoothies for each meal that include chia seeds. While they are high in omega 3’s and fiber, it can be a tough item to swallow. Literally. But it’s not necessarily

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