Chia seeds originate from the central valleys of Mexico in Central America and has been used for more than 3,000 years. It was used as a survival food by the Aztecs and it has been said that a tablespoon of chia seeds could keep an Aztec warrior strong for 24 hours. Chia seed is packed with high quality of dietary fiber, essential vitamins, and is high in minerals such as calcium, iron, and magnesium. The high fiber, protein, and omega-3 content in chia seeds makes them a powerful addition to any diet.
Chia seeds being neutral in taste, it can be added to many dishes and beverages. Also chia seed super gel can be made by adding water to it and keeping overnight. This fibrous gel version of chia can be added to any meal and aids in digestion, and relieving constipation.