Are you suffering from a depression? If yes, then start eating Chia seeds daily as it can help you fight depression.
Experts have revealed that consuming chia seeds everyday may dramatically help in fighting against depression. This superfood is considered as one of the great sources of plant-based omega-3 fats, which may aid in bringing good mood in people.
Earlier, due to lack of social awareness and diagnosis, depression has not been taken seriously, but now the situation is completely different and people acknowledge the ailment as it affects many people around the globe.
Prof. Ram Rajasekharan, Director of the Central Food Technological Research Institute advised, “One can add about three-gram ‘Chia’ to a glass of water and allow the water to rest for about 10 minutes; the seeds form a transparent gel that can be easily consumed.”
“Seeds can blend well in into fruit juices, smoothies, shakes, buttermilk, puddings and bakery products like bread and cakes. The neutral taste of the seed helps in seamless blending into all food products. On an average, an adult needs about 1-1.6 gram of omega-3 fat daily,” he further added.
There are a number of foods rich in omega-3 including fish and a few plants. Eating Chia seeds is one of the richest sources of plant-based omega-3 fats for vegetarian people to fight depression.
This superfood is an ancient grain and considered as a significant part of the Aztec culture.
“Chia seeds occurs in nature in black, mottled and white forms with white seeds having an edge over the rest. Due to its high import costs, superfoods have been inaccessible to a majority of consumers in India leave alone the common man. However all that may be about to change,” said Rajasekharan.
People can directly consume Chia seed after harvesting and cleaning as it does not require post-harvesting processing.
Eating Chia seeds daily can be helpful in order to fight depression as it offers a daily dose of healthy fat into our lives.