Chia - The Mayan Superseed
Chia is an herbaceous plant with green leaves of the same family as mint, oregano or basil, which is grown mainly in Central America. Its use goes back to 3,500 BC when the Mayas used it for their nutritional and healing properties.
In fact, it still retains its original name, Chia, which was given by the Maya and means "strength" in that language. It is believed that the Maya messengers, who crossed great distances, used it to recover their energy.
Prohibited by Spanish colonizers because of its relevance in religious celebrations - Chia was used as an offering to the Mayan gods - their use had practically disappeared, reduced to indigenous communities, but has resurfaced strongly in recent years, driven by its impressive Nutritional qualities thanks to a composition that surprises by its high content in fiber, proteins, minerals and omega 3.
In addition to its energy power, chia regulates the digestive tract and helps eliminate toxins from the body, which makes it an ideal complement for athletes, for slimming or depurative diets.