Chia seeds “are one of the richest sources of the plant form of omega-3 called ALA. They are also big on fibre. In fact, at 37% they are an outstanding source of fibre, in particular of soluble fibre” says Foodwatch nutritionist Catherine Saxelby. They can also promote weight loss in overweight and obese people with type 2 diabetes reports GI Labs Dr Alexandra Jenkins in a new study. Check out the Good Carbs Food Fact File for chia (spoiler alert: they get five stars). “© GI News, University of Sydney”. Read more.