Chia seeds come from a flowering plant that belongs in the mint family. They were very popular in ancient Native American civilizations. The Aztec people used chia seeds for skin conditions and to relieve join pain. The tiny seeds were also integral in annual taxes and tributes to the priesthood and nobility. Aztec warriors survived on rations of chia seeds.
- reduce cravings, which makes them an ideal weight loss food
- has more Omega-3 fatty acids than salmon
- great source of calcium – 3x more than skim milk
- increase stamina and energy over long periods of time