Chia for Athletics



 
 
My favorite prerace drink/breakfast is 2 tablespoons of Chia and Acai. The Acai gives me energy without too much sugar and the Chia keeps my body hydrated with plenty of
protein. I have been doing this for five years and never get cramps.
Chia Seed Sample packs
Chia Sample Packs - 1 ounce packs convenient for pocket, purse, or wallet can be used for marathons, 1/2 marathons, and 10k's as an no sugar alternative to Goo for serious runners, weightlifters, and body builders. Only available here. Click image for larger picture and pricing.

In James F. Sheer's book “ The Magic Of Chia” Revival Of An Ancient Wonder Food it was written "For centuries the Indians of the southwest and Mexico used this tiny little seed as a staple food. Known as the running food, its use as a high-energy endurance food has been recorded as far back as the ancient Aztecs. It was said the Aztec warriors subsisted on the Chia seeds during the conquests. The Indians of the southwest would eat as little as a teaspoon full when going on a 24hr. forced march. Indians running form the Colorado River to the California coast to trade turquoise for seashells would only bring the Chia seeds for their nourishment."

James F. Sheer wrote the book “ The Magic Of Chia” Revival Of An Ancient Wonder Food.In his book he interviews Bill Anderson and Hal Neiman whom have done extensive research on Chia Seeds.

In an interview with body builder Milos Sarcev (world famous body builder) Milos told James Sheer “ I had never heard of chia seeds until a year ago. Then Bob Anderson gave me a manuscript copy of this book, and I was impressed. He also gave me samples of chia seeds. These are a real blessing. I train daily for at least two hours, and these seeds turn out to be a perfect food for bodybuilders—any athletics, for that matter—and people in general.

Exercise is good medicine for its cardio-vascular stimulation, muscle toning and flexibility and expelling toxins and for giving you a feeling of well being all immune boosters. To express a positive attitude towards life is not only good medicine for you, it is good medicine for those in contact with you. But the most important medicine, especially for the prevention of illness and disease, is our diet. It only needs our cooperation in supplying proper hydration and the needed nutrients to effectively maintain a state of well being.

"As a seasoned long-distance runner of thirteen marathons I have used Chia Seeds on the past three with good results. I use the chia seeds to keep my body hydrated on the longer runs and as a result I have transitionedinto using water stops less frequently. The chia seeds keep me well hydrated during the race and they allowme to focus on obtaining my PR without wasting valuable time at water stops. I will continue to use chia seeds on my longer runs!"
 
Brian Daniels
Long-Distance Runner

It is once valued so much that it was used as currency, this unique little seed has exceptional nutritive and structural benefits. Chia is familiar to most of us as a seed used for the novelty of
the Chia Pet™, clay animals with sprouted Chia seeds covering their bodies.

Little is known, however, of the chia seeds tremendous nutritional value and medicinal properties. For centuries the Indians of the southwest and Mexico used this tiny little seed as a staple food. Known as the running food, its use as a high-energy endurance food has been recorded as far back as the ancient Aztecs. It was said the Aztec warriors subsisted on the Chia seeds during the conquests. The Indians of the southwest would eat as little as a teaspoon full when going on a 24hr. forced march. Indians running form the Colorado River to the California coast to trade turquoise for seashells would only bring the Chia seeds for their nourishment.

Name: Michael D'Amico

Comments: I am a 41 year old runner and I am always looking for ways to improve my time. When I first took the Chia seeds in a bottle of water before a workout, I felt full after the workout even though I had run a couple miles and not eaten for 5 hours. With a regular regimen of running workouts and a daily dose of Chia
seeds in an 8 ounce glass of water, I was able to run my best ever
Marathon time in Chicago by a 1/2 hour.

Chia seed, a muscle and tissue builder and an energizer of endurance with extensive hydration properties, possesses none of the above disadvantage, and because if its physiochemical properties, supports effective treatment in immediate problems of digestion.

As a source of protein, Chia Seeds, after ingestion, is digested and absorbed very easily. This results in rapid transport to the tissue and utilization by the cells. This efficient assimilation makes the Chia Seed very effective when rapid development of tissue takes place, primarily during growth periods if children and adolescents. Also for the growth and regeneration of tissue during pregnancy and lactation, and this would also include regeneration of muscle tissue for conditioning, athletes, weight lifters, etc.

Another unique quality of the Chia seeds is its high oil content, and the richest vegetables source for the essential omega 3 fatty acid. It has approximately three to ten times the oil concentrations of most grains and one and a half to two times the protein concentrations of other grains. These oils, unsaturated fatty acids, are the essential oils your body needs to help emulsify and absorb the fat soluble vitamins.

Chia seeds are rich in the unsaturated fatty acid, linoleic, which the body cannot manufacture. When there are rich amounts of linoleic acid sufficiently supplied to the body trough diet, linoleic and arachidonic acids can be synthesized; from linoleic acid.

Unsaturated fatty acids are important for respiration of vital organs and make it easier for oxygen to be transported by the blood stream to all cells, tissues, and organs. They also help maintain resilience and lubrication of all cells and combine with protein and cholesterol to form living membranes that hold the body cells together.

Unsaturated fatty acids are essential for normal glandular activity, especially of the adrenal glands and the thyroid gland. They nourish the skin  cells and are essential for healthy mucus membranes and nerves.

The unsaturated fatty acids function in the body by cooperating with vitamin D in making calcium available to the tissues, assisting in the assimilation of phosphorus, and stimulating the conversion of carotene into vitamin A. Fatty acids are related to normal functioning of the reproductive system. Chia seeds contain beneficial long-chain triglycerides (LCT) in the right
proportion to reduce cholesterol on arterial walls.

Sustained by the Chia Seed the Tarahumara Indians of Mexico hunted their prey to exhaustion. In 1997, a 52-year-old Tarahumara Indian, Cirildo Chacarito won the Nike sponsored 100 mile run in California. He completed this astonishing feat in a time of 19 hours, 37 minutes and three seconds. He beat a field of hundreds of competitors with more than an half-hour lead, wearing only his home-made tire tread shoes. When asked how he did this his response was taking the Chia seed before and during the race.

Whether you are interested in chia seeds for weight loss, hydration during physical activities, nutritional values or to control diabetics sugar levels it is truly an amazing food. 100% natural and 99% organic, so simple yet so beneficial to all who use it. I have watched my customer’s response and it is overwhelming. The fact that you can add to any beverage or food without changing the taste is a bonus. I take the chia seeds myself and have noticed a difference in my energy levels and digestive tract. When you buy our bulk chia seeds there will be instructions and a list of the nutrients in the package.

If you could come to my store, I would show you that Natural Remi-Teas chia seeds come in resealable plastic bags and stored dry unrefrigerated can last up to 4 to 5 years. If you check the internet, you will see we have the best price on chia seeds. Our prices are so good, you may wonder about the quality. I am very picky about the quality and package in the cleanest conditions.  Click the buy now button to see the wide assortment of Chia Seeds types and bag sizes. Take care of yourself naturally.

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News..........This year we learned about a triathlete and a ultramarathoner who use Chia Seeds as part of their training regimen.

Read Jamie 
Donaldson blog
- Champion ultramarathoner that
uses chia seeds.

Redman triathalon
winner
who references chia seeds in his blog.

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Chia Seeds used by Mike for Cleveland Marathon for protein, fiber, and hydration

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Chia Seeds have only 139 calories for an ounce serving and have a 1GI for diabetics. See more nutritional stats about chia seeds at calorie count.about.com