Chia is a nutrient dense whole food. It’s not processed, refined, genetically modified or manipulated in any way.
Because of its distinctive nutritional composition, chia stays with you. The fiber in the seed (7 grams per two tablespoons, about a quarter of your daily recommended requirement) absorbs up to 12 times its weight in water. When chia is mixed with any liquid (even the liquid naturally present in food), the fiber forms a gel. This gel seems to act as a fuel regulator, helping to control the absorption of sugars and carbs into the bloodstream. That means your food is turned into a steady, sustained fuel source, instead of spiking and dropping rapidly. For many, it’s a way to feel energized all day long… without feeling “hyper.”