Senior Product Designer

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Exploring what it takes to become an ultra endurance athlete

Chia Seeds

As an endurance athlete (especially a pescetarian one) I am always on the lookout for high-quality super-food that will keep me going further and faster in a natural, healthy way. Recently I came across Chia seeds that reportedly used to be used by the Aztec warriors during their battles until the Spanish invasion when they destroyed chia (or salvia) crops in order to destroy their food supply. These little suckers are natures super-food that absorbs 12 times its weight in water and are very rich in omega-3 fatty acids, provide protein, fiber as well as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, copper, iron, molybdenum, niacin, and zinc. They have no real flavor profile, so they can be mixed into just about anything. Or just eat them alone (with water) for a very light source of some powerful nutrition.

If you’re an athlete, seek these out and give them a try!