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The aim of this study was to compare the effect of two seeds (flax and Salba-chia) on postprandial glycemia and satiety scores.

Fifteen healthy participants (age: 23.9±3 years; BMI: 22.2±0.8 kg/m2) were randomized to receive a 50 g glucose challenge, alone or supplemented with either 25 g ground Salba-chia or 31.5 g flax, on three separate occasions.

Both Salba-chia and flax reduced blood glucose area under the curve over 120 min by 82.5 ±19.7 mmol/l (p<0.001) and 60.0 ±19.7 mmol/l (p=0.014), respectively, relative to a glucose control (Figure).

Salba-chia reduced peak glucose (-0.64 ±0.24 mmol/l; p=0.030) and increased time to peak (11.3 ±3.8 min; p=0.015) compared with flax.

Salba-chia significantly reduced the mean ratings of desire to eat (p=0.005), and overall appetite score (p=0.012), when compared with flax.

Salba-chia seed improve postprandial glycemia and satiety in a better way than flaxseed

Mean incremental blood glucose response in 15 healthy individuals after administration of Salba-chia, flax or control test beverages for: (a) 120 min postprandial and (b) incremental area under the curve after 120 min. Different letters are significantly different (p<0.05).

Salba-chia appears to have the ability to convert glucose into a slow-release carbohydrate and affect satiety to a greater extent than flax, possibly due to the higher fiber viscosity.

In conclusion, Salba-chia may confer additional benefit than flax.

Vuksan V, Choleva L, Jovanovski E, Jenkins AL, Au-Yeung F, Dias AG, Ho HV, Zurbau A, Duvnjak L. Comparison of flax (Linum usitatissimum) and Salba-chia (Salvia hispanica L.) seeds on postprandial glycemia and satiety in healthy individuals: a randomized, controlled, crossover study. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2016 Dec 21.


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