Chia seed is a nutrient dense food with very few calories. They are small black seeds from the Salvia Hispanica plant, which is related to the mint. They are known for providing sustained energy. The word “chia” means “strength” in ancient Mayan. Native to South America, this plant was an important staple for the Mayans and Aztecs and is only now getting rediscovered as a modern superfood. gives us another great video on this superfood: “So you want to try chia seeds, but you’re not sure where to start. Our Superfoods tips and tricks will teach you how to handle chia seeds, why they’ll help you stay hydrated, and how to substitute them for eggs in baked goods.”