The chia seed is a fantastic functional food to consume before and after exercise because they keep you hydrated. The seeds can absorb 10 times their weight in liquid, and they slowly release this liquid back into your body as you run. The best way to consume chia seeds for this purpose is to make a gel out of them. Mix 1/3 cup of chia seeds with two cups of cool water in a jar, screw on the lid tightly and let the mixture sit in the refrigerator for several hours. When you’re preparing for your workout, take several tablespoons of the chia gel. You can mix the gel into juice or water, add it to yogurt or just swallow it down as-is.
- Increases energy and stamina
- Aids digestion and elimination
- Balances blood sugar
- Complete sustainable food
- High nutritional content
- Weight management
miricetin, quercetin and kaempferolExcellent source of minerals
including phosphorous, calcium, potassium, iron, zinc and copper.
Acids, especially Omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid.
Power to this itty bitty seed!