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Chia Seeds Are a Confusing Aphrodisiac

Preliminary research suggests that chia seeds might be good for your heart, but when I texted a photo of a gloppy chia pudding to a couple of chefs for their reactions, I found out that it strengthens love muscles, too.

by Xavier Aaronson
Oct 23 2014, 6:43pm

Welcome back to Seriously, Though, Who Is This?, a new column by fearless contributor Xavier Aaronson, who anonymously texts strange and confusing culinary-related imagery to unsuspecting victims in order to uncover various aspects of the human psyche and the power of visual communication. Oh, and most of these strangers are usually high-quality chefs. Enjoy.

Does anyone even know what a chia seeds really are besides something you once spread on the back of a ceramic sheep you bought from an infomercial? Turns out they're rich in omegas, and lately they've been popping up in breakfast puddings, saturated with non-milk milks and coated in a slippery mucilage that looks something floating on a frog pond.

Preliminary research suggests that chia seeds might be good for your heart, but when I texted a photo of a gloppy chia pudding to a couple of chefs for their reactions, I found out that it strengthens love muscles, too.

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