Aztec warriors ate chia seeds to give them high energy and endurance. They said just 1 spoonful of chia could sustain them for 24 hours. Chia means “strength” in the Mayan language, and they were known as “runners food” because runners and warriors would use them as fuel while running long distances or during battle.
1 ounce (28 grams ,2 tablespoons) serving of chia seeds contains :
*RDA = Recommended Daily Intake