Forgotten but not lost

India has always been a land of food and foodies.

Food has been a reason for gathering people together and enjoying even the smallest moments of life.

A number of special recipes have been passed from one generation to another but a few ingredi-ents have been left far behind with the evolution of new cultures and digi-talization.

We have switched over to easy to make recipes and jumped on to refined ingredients that have start-ed deteriorating our health.

A few golden seeds that need to be added to your regular diet to bless you with just amazing benefits are:

• Alsi (Flax Seeds) These tiny little store-

houses of nutrients are a rich source of protein, fiber and omega-3-fatty acids.

They are also loaded with a number of Vitamins and Minerals.

Flax seeds also appear to have the potential to pre-vent colon and skin can-cers.

These seeds have come into the limelight due to their natural ability to lower blood pressure.

They are also helpful in bringing about a feeling of fullness which helps to prevent overeating.

Eating flax seeds regu-larly helps regulate ovula-tion process during the menstrual cycle.

The high content of lig-nans helps reduce high levels of oestrogen and thus boost low estrogen levels.

Add these to your smoothies and salads to achieve its nutritional ben-efits.
• Amaranth Seeds

It is a nutritious, gluten-free grain that provides plenty of fiber, protein and micronutrients.

It has also been associat-ed with a number of health benefits, including reduced inflammation, lower cholesterol levels and increased weight loss.

Eat them as a snack or use them to top up soups, salads and vegetable dish-es.
(*Do not eat raw).
• Chia Seeds
These are a pack full of nutrients but fewer calo-ries and are recognised as modern day superfood.

Just a tablespoon pro-vides a wonderful nutri-tional power punch that shines with high antioxi-dant content.

Like flaxseeds, they are high in Omega-3-fatty acids thereby reducing your risk of heart diseases.

Now is the time to switch to healthier alterna-tives for a better ‘You’.

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