Chia is a great supplement for sports activities because it will help you stay hydrated, slow release nutrients and feed you with complete protein and micronutrients.
Stay hydrated! Just drink 28 grams (or an oz) of soaked chia with 12 oz of water before your training session to help your body keep hydrated during your work out session. Soak the chia at least for 20 minutes with an occasional stir for even absorption of the seeds, to allow for the chia to absorb as much water as possible. Remember to always keep drinking water during your workouts if your body asks for it.
The fiber in chia seeds is hydrophilic. This means it absorbs 10 times its size in water. Chia that is soaked in water for 20 minutes, or overnight, will slowly release water back in to your system, keeping you hydrated during your workout. Chia is also loaded with potassium to help you hydrate better. It’s always good to keep consuming water if your body asks for it.
To make a super energizing drink, add the juice of two limes, and two tablespoons of brown sugar. This will work better than a regular energy drink in keeping you hydrated and powerful.
Chia is packed with complete proteins. Just what your body needs to recover its muscle tissue after a workout. The protein in chia has all the amino acids available for your body to use in tissue repair. By consuming chia before, and after your workout, you will be helping your body recover.
For workouts of over 2 hours, just add 15 grams of chia to a glass of water with 2 ounces of lime or lemon juice, plus a pinch of salt and your favorite sweetener to taste (honey, agave syrup, maple syrup and brown sugar are our favorites). This will help your body hydrate and recuperate quicker after your workout. You can also add your favorite fruit juice to this mix for extra flavor and nutrition!
Drink after a strong workout, 12 oz of water with the juice of 2 limes, 2 small oranges, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, 1/2 a teaspoon of salt. This will help
By adding your favorite energy booster or sports food to your workout 20 minutes after consuming 12 oz of water with 15 grams or 2 1/2 teaspoons of Sana Chia soaked and stirred for 3 minutes, you will allow for the chia to soak in the nutrients in the food and slow release them during your work out, allowing you to perform better by keeping your energy sources for longer in your digestive track.
A small quantity of chia and water will keep you filling full, but not bloated, helping you in the process to perform better. Chia is a natural anti inflammatory that will help keep your joints healthy. It is also a great source of calcium for your bones.