Does the chia seed have what it takes to be called a superfood?
-It is the highest plant source of omega-3 fatty acids.
-It was once used by Inca, Mayan, Aztec, and Southwestern Native American cultures.
-It is quickly “becoming the stimulant of choice.”
“Chia” is a Mayan word for strength and has been called “Indian running food.”
Tarahumara Indians of Mexico were known for running hundreds of miles at a time and regularly consume chia. It retains electrolytes, stabilize blood sugar and support a sustaining surge of energy throughout the day – a great benefit for athletes.
It is rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, soluble and insoluble fiber, making it healthier than coffee and a great addition to some foods. When added to water, it forms a gel which helps prolong hydration. It’s also used as an alternative to eggs and even thicken up soups and stews.
Chia seeds work well together with a balanced diet and not as solely a replacement for or supplement to a poor diet.
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