The Chia plant belongs to the genus of sage and is a pseudo-cereal. Only the seeds of the healthy superfood are eaten, either dried or soaked.
They contain beneficial fats, but also various antioxidants and phenolic acids, which are said to be able to catch free radicals. Furthermore, the seeds of the Chia plant are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids.
Another effect of Chia is the feeling of satiety they give. This is because the seeds swell up in your stomach.