On Bob's Red Mill website I asked the following: "On your website you write: "Itís very simple to make a chia seed drink! The best way is to add 3 tablespoons of chia seeds to a cup of water. Stir the water until itís completely mixed in. Put it in the fridge and the next morning the chia seeds will grow in size become a gel-like texture thatís easy to drink!

I want to drink water with chia seeds. Is there a reason why I want the seeds to grow in size? Unless there is a nutrition reason, is there any reason that I need to soak it in the water I will be drinking and if so, is it necessary to refrigerate it?