Depressed? Eat chia seed to gain positivity, says study

14 April 2017, 12:37 PM
Depresed? Eat chia seed to gain positivity, says study
Depresed? Eat chia seed to gain positivity, says study

Chia seeds will help you get rid of depression. According to experts chai seed is one of the richest plant based omega-3 fats that might help you gain positivity.

According to WHO, 800,000 people lose their life to suicide each year - one person every 40 seconds, and up to 25 times as many make a suicide atempt again.

Prof. Ram Rajasekharan, director, Central Food Technological Research Institute says, "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," Rajasekharan added.

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," Rajasekharan explained.

People don't have to put on extra effort in chia seeds as it can be directly consumed after being harvested and consumed. Consuming chia seeds everyday may not only help you gain positivity but the positive mood will help you prevent depression.

First Published: Friday, April 14, 2017 12:01 PM
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