Chia seeds have a long history as an endurance fuel. Ancient Aztec tradition held that an ounce of chia seeds could sustain a warrior for 24 hours. Today, chia is considered a superfood because:
- It has more Omega-3’s than any other crop in the world (Omega-3’s reduce inflammation)
- It has more antioxidants than blueberries (protecting your body from free-radicals)
- It is a complete protein, providing you with all 9 Essential Amino Acids (important for preventing muscle breakdown when exercising longer than 2 hours)
- It has 25% soluble fiber. A chia seed can absorb 9-12x its body weight in water. This is especially important for Hüma because it creates a small barrier to absorption, which then prevents sugar spikes/flash crashes. source
Okay so that is all stuff you can learn by reading their website. Let's get a little more in depth.
Taste. It comes is two flavors. Strawberry is my favorite. It tastes a lot like strawberry jam although not quite as sweet. Apple cinnamon was good too although after the strawberry flavor I was expecting sort of an apple butter flavor and was a little disappointed.
Texture. I am a big fan of the texture. It is jam-like. I am going to guess it is the ground up chia seeds that helps give it this texture.
Packaging is similar to other gels and I found easy to open on the run. I know I am not running long right now, but I still wanted to test it out so I did yesterday.
No stomach issues or any sort of gag factor, which in my opinion is HUGE. There is another brand I have used quite a bit in the past that I always seemed to have to gag down at least a portion of it.
Cost. $54 dollars for a box of 24 which makes them 2.25 each. or you can purchase a sampler pack of 5 for 11.25 if you don't want to invest in a big box.
Bottom line here..these taste good. You could use them for jam if you wanted. All natural ingredients, they have magical chia seeds in them. You want them.
I want them anyway.
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I was sent these in exchange for a review on my blog. I was not compensated in any other way.