Superfood for the super you!

Updated: Jan 21, 2021

Superfoods are those which are abundant in nutrition. We recommend the growing children, women and all adults to have superfood. It is rich in fibre, calcium, potassium and many such vital proteins. Superfood could be anything, from nutrient-rich fruits to vegetables and to seeds.


Talking of seeds, we know that seeds are the first phase of a growing plant. A small seed gives rise to an abundant tree as it contains vital nourishment. Imagine if we had seeds in our daily diets, we would never face any deficiency in nutrients.


Some super seeds that must include in day to day diets are:


1. Flax seeds:

Flaxseed is a popular ingredient of Indian households. They are sometimes called linseeds in many places. Used for a variety of purposes, energy drinks and sweets. They are abundant in nutrition.

Nutritionists recommend flaxseed for good cholesterol, omega 3 fatty acids, antioxidants and fibre. They help reducing cholesterol, control blood pressure and also help in detoxification.

A serving of flax seeds has 152 calories with a lot of protein, fibre, omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids.


2. Chia seeds:

Chia seeds are not included much in recipes. They are mostly used in detox drinks and kadhas. Chia is rich in fibres and many proteins. Chia detox drink is famous for providing energy to women having problems in the menstrual cycle. It also helps in reducing excess weight.


Chia seeds help reduce blood sugar and hence help in combating type-2 diabetes. Including chia seeds in the diet may also reduce the risk of heart attack and keeps the heart healthy.


A serving of flax seeds contains 137 calories along with a lot of protein, fibre, omega 3 as well as omega 6 fatty acids as well as some micronutrients.


3. Pumpkin seeds:

Pumpkin seeds are rich in phosphorus and other micronutrients. Pumpkin seeds also help in lowering cholesterol and help detoxification of the body.


Studies show pumpkin seeds in the diet reduce the chance of breast cancer in women. It also reduces calcium concentration in urine, so the chances of kidney stones are less. A serving of flax seeds has 151 calories with protein, fibre, omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids.


4. Sunflower seeds:

Sunflower seeds are eaten as whole after drying. They have good taste. Sunflower seeds reduce inflammation as well as inflammation producing protein.


Nutritionists suggest other seeds over pumpkin seeds because pumpkin seeds reduce good cholesterol along with bad cholesterol. Sunflower seeds should be in the diet when someone is trying to reduce weight. If the reduction of weight is not the purpose, chia seeds are more useful.


A serving of flax seeds contains 164 calories along with a lot of protein, fibre, omega 3 as well as omega 6 fatty acids as well as some micronutrients.


Seeds are tasty and healthy to be included in the diet. These can be added to your cereal or yoghurt and enjoyed. They help in the reduction of long term diseases. Thus, use superfoods to upgrade to super you!



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