Chia Seeds | From Decorative Planters To Powerful Superfood

Are Chia Seeds Good For You? Have you heard of eating chia seeds as a source of energy? When we informally surveyed a number of health-conscious people (including some certified nutritionists), we discovered that many consumers today have heard of chia seeds, but haven’t considered eating them as part of a snack or a meal. Therefore, we decided to write this brief article to share some of the lesser-known truths about chia. But before we cover some of the amazing nutritional qualities of chia seeds, we have another question for you. The Chia Pet Do you remember the “Chia Pet” that used to be sold on TV? Back 20 years ago in the United States, the chia seed was seen by people as something you pour onto an animal-shaped piece of clay and water it so it looks like green hair when the grass grows out. In case you’re too young to remember this (or you just blocked it out of your conscious mind and pretended it wasn’t there), here are a couple pictures of some “chia pets”: So is there more to chia than just silly looking pet sculptures? You bet there is! The chia seed is actually a superfood that is jam-packed with nutrients designed to give you sustainable energy over many hours. The chia seed was used centuries ago by Aztec and Mayan warriors in Mexico as a staple in their diet to help provide them with a long term energy boost that carried them through battle, through 100+ mile hikes, and through any other physical challenges they faced. And still today, there are native tribes...