Chia seeds were a staple in South American diet, especially the Mayans. The warriors would take a bag of chia seeds and water and off their merry way into the jungle. Why so little food? Because chia seeds have protein and a uber amount of omega 3's; plus, when you add water to them they expand in your gut making you feel full.
Oh, and if you're curious, here is the recipe for Healthy Truffles (the name cracks me up!I'm easy to please.)
1 cup almonds (I like raw almonds- then you sprout them, all you do is soak them in water til they grow a ‘tail’, takes about 8 hours, rinse- more vitamins and enzymes)
1 cup pitted dates
¼ cup cocoa
1 tablesp. Agave
Blend in food processor, takes about 4-5 min until thoroughly blended
Form in small balls, roll in chia seeds or any seeds you like, sesame, pumpkin, coconut etc. Store in the freezer until ready to eat; let sit out for a few minutes, then enjoy.