Chia seeds – small and hard seeds, fruit of a plant which quite resembles garden tea with extremely small size. These small seeds were grown only as decorative element until some time ago when by exploration of their content and useful properties it becomes clear they can be potential source of valuable substances for the organism.
It is hard to describe in several phrases all valuable properties of ‘the food for runners’ – Chia as it was called by the Indians. They claim its consumption is linked with energy burst and significant increase in endurance.
This is explained with the large amounts of potassium, sodium, calcium, phosphorus, zinc and manganese in the seeds. Moreover the presence of polyunsaturated, monounsaturated and saturated fatty acids increases the usefulness of the cereal.
Most of them are omega 3 fatty acids and alpha – linoleic acid in fact and there is sufficient data how useful they are for the good physiological state of the organism.