If you haven’t already incorporated this super-food into your arsenal, you better get on it.
I use Chia seeds in my protein shakes every morning. Yes, also the same Chia as Chia Pets in which you grow on the head of a ceramic cat or monkey. It is, however, also known as a running food. For centuries, Chia seeds were used by Indians in the Southwest and Mexico. It was used as a high energy, high endurance food source since as far back as the ancient Aztecs. One tablespoon was believed to have sustained them for as long as 24 hours. Now that’s a super-food!
When I first learned about these tiny, potent seeds and their uses, I knew it would benefit me as a runner to incorporate them into my diet. I’m sure my other training has helped me to prime the pump, but optimum nutrition goes hand in hand with that. As a dietary supplement, 1-3 scoops (15g-45g) is suggested.
If you don’t already know, Chia is an amazing source of:
- Omega 3 (2.7g in a 15 gram scoop)
- Vegetarian (no fish oil)
- Gluten Free
- Non Gmo