As one of the richest source of dietary fiber, a single oz (28g) of chia seeds provides 11 grams of dietary fiber, which is about 42% of your recommended dietary intake according to the American Dietetic Association.
Fiber is vital in reducing inflammation and regulating digestive functions, both important for runners, and offers many general health benefits such as lowering risk of diabetes and heart diseases.
A high fiber diet, in particular, promotes normalized bowel movements by increasing the weight and size of your stool and softens it. Bulkier stools are easier to pass, which will lead to more satisfactory number twos before those important races. Feel light and run.