During the second wave of COVID 19, we constantly need to consume superfoods to stay healthy and strong. So, Rishabh Chokhani, Founder of Naturevibe Botanicals, talks about why Chia Seeds are highly important during this crisis.
The COVID-19 pandemic has made the world prioritise one’s health over anything else. The Darwinian Evolutionary Theory stating the survival of the fittest stands true today more than ever. Fit in terms of health and strong immunity to fight off deadly diseases are now gaining more traction than any other global crisis. The medical experts suggest preventive measurements through strong nutrition to avoid severity of the disease. One of the superfood that stands out in these conversations is CHIA SEEDS. Rishabh Chokhani, Founder of Naturevibe Botanicals, talks about how chia seeds can keep you healthy and strong during COVID 19 second wave.
Chia Seeds are rich immunity boosters
Rich source of Omega 3: Sixty percent of the oil in chia seeds is from these omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids have shown a beneficial effect on cardiovascular health (lowering cholesterol, regulating heart rhythms and blood pressure, preventing blood clots, decreasing inflammation). The fiber in chia seeds is mainly soluble fiber and mucilage, the substance responsible for the gluey texture of moistened chia seeds.
These fibres may help to lower LDL cholesterol and slow down digestion, which can prevent blood sugar spikes after eating a meal and promote a feeling of fullness.
Rich in Protein
Chia seeds provide double the protein content in comparison to any other seed. With 17g of protein in 100g of chia seeds, this superfood is a must-have for people who prefer a vegetarian diet. They also have a good balance of essential amino acids, which helps the body to make use of the protein content. This is very useful for the COVID-19 recovery diet.
Improves Blood Sugar Control
COVID-19’s severity in diabetics is seen to be much higher than anyone without comorbidities. Therefore, including chia seeds in their diet as a preventive food for type 2 diabetes is recommended as chia seeds reduce insulin resistance and improve blood sugar control.
Super high in antioxidants
Antioxidants are helpful in reducing the free radicals in the body to prevent infection, diseases like cancer and slow down aging.
A versatile superfood
Chia seeds can be consumed easily with fruits, smoothies and even with plain water. The versatility of these seeds makes it a great ingredient for desserts.
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