Chia seeds: the wonder food

February 4, 2020 | Bluewater updates

For hydrating before or rehydrating after yoga, consider adding chia seeds to your water. Chia means “strength” in the Mayan language. Aztec warriors relied on them for energy and stamina. A good protein-carb combo, these wonder seeds absorb water and, once eaten, stay in your system longer than drinking a glass of water on an empty stomach or with a meal. Plus they’re a great way to introduce loads of heart-healthy omega 3 fatty acids into your diet.

Just soak a quarter cup (40 grams) chia seeds in in four cups of water (1 liter) for about 20 minutes. For a little flavor, add a slice or squeeze of your favorite fruit and a dash of salt. This little wonder food in your water helps you workout harder and your body recover faster. Drink slowly and enjoy.