Chia Seeds A Simple Collection Of Chia Seed Recipes. Chia seed is an ancient superfood that was once a staple of the Incan, Mayan and Aztec cultures, along with the Native Americans of the southwest. They were a main component of the Aztec and Mayan diets and were the basic survival ration of the warriors. The Chia Seed is a dieter's dream come true. These tiny, healthy seeds can be made to taste like whatever you want, and their unique gelling action keeps you feeling full for hours. Hunger is a main enemy of real weight loss, and you don't want to fight it with jittery expensive pills. Since the chia gel is made of water, it has no calories. It's also difficult to remove from the seed, meaning that it keeps you feeling full, longer, without adding calories!