Healthy Food Guide (Australia) - - SHOPPING -

Why the health halo? Spruik­ers of th­ese tiny seeds say they will give you longer-last­ing en­ergy and pro­mote weight loss. They’re also mar­keted as full of heart-healthy omega-3 fats.

Is the hype jus­ti­fied? Par­tially. We rec­om­mend chia seeds be­cause they are a good plant source of omega-3s and full of fi­bre (around 5g in one ta­ble­spoon). They can sat­isfy your ap­petite, which helps with weight loss, but th­ese seeds are not a sil­ver bul­let.

WIN­NER: CANNED FISH Two serves of oily fish each week meet the tar­get for omega-3 fats, plus it’s a source of protein and bone-strength­en­ing cal­cium. Canned fish also of­fers bet­ter value for money and ver­sa­til­ity than chia seeds. Buy cans with at least 0.2g omega-3 per 100g.

Everyda her Canned fish

Su­per­foo Chia seeds

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