Although chia seeds are relatively new to the world food market, they are fast becoming a staple food for ultra marathon runners. Because of their high soluble fiber content, chia seeds form a hydrophilic colloidal suspension (gel) in water and slowly release their nutrient content and water into the digestive tract for absorption and utilization over extended periods of time. This provides an even and sustained source of nutrition, hydration, and energy for the body as the gel passes through the digestive tract, an attribute that makes them highly valued as an endurance food.
Tip: Add chia seeds to your diet on days where you are going on a long run or working out for an extended period of time.
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