Chia SeedsEach month, ELLE.com wades through the lifestyle blogosphere in search of just the right Guest Blogger-or in this month's case, Guest Bloggers-to post regularly on our site's Dispatch blog. In honor of our June Body Issue, we tapped Alexia Brue and Melisse Gelula, founders of WellandGoodNYC.com, to bring us their fitness and nutrition expertise. Today's installment: a primer on chia seeds, the superfood everyone's talking about.Chia seeds are the new avocados. The formerly obscure food product is quickly becoming a superfood staple of modern, healthy-leaning urbanities. The tiny seeds-which taste like a poppy seed, and are lauded for their high levels of omega 3, fiber, and protein-are found in nearly every grocery store these days. Here, our top five fun facts about this latest trendy food:
Hardy: The chia seed's nutrient density and its capacity to expand provides exceptional stamina, endurance, and feelings of satiety.
Historical: Chia's got a rich history, starting with a