Spoon of chia seeds on top of bowl of chia seeds
Chia Seeds Are The Hydration Powerhouse You Should Have On The Go
It’s important to stay hydrated so you can function properly, and one powerful way to achieve this is by letting chia seeds hydrate you from within.
Chia seeds can absorb over 10 times their weight in water, which is released into your system when you eat or drink them. Plus, they have electrolytes, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids.
To take advantage of the hydrating power of chia seeds, they must first be soaked in water until they form a goopy texture so they have water to distribute to your body.
Whether sipped as a drink, eaten in overnight oats, or enjoyed in a chia muffin, the seeds will slowly release their liquid into your system, providing sustained hydration.
Take a page from the Tarahumara running people of Mexico and make a chia fresca with 2 tablespoons of chia, 2 cups of water, honey or agave, and the juice of 1 lime.