Chia seeds are one of the richest sources of plant based omega-3 fats, and it could just be the key to making your happier. But let’s start by addressing a critical issue: depression. Depression, sadness, feeling blue, call it what you may but the feeling of utter helplessness is like being sucked into the black hole. Even though one must seek professional help, there is one small hack you can add to your daily life to make yourself feel better. Also Read: The Anti Depression Diet
Have chai seeds.
A recent study has suggested that daily consumption of Chia will help to supplement omega-3 fats among all age groups. Chia can offer a daily dose of good healthy fat into our lives every day in just a teaspoon and help overcome depression.
Chia is an ancient grain and was an essential part of the Aztec culture. Prof. Ram Rajasekharan, Director, Central Food Technological Research Institute said in an interview, “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 and hen consume. On an average, an adult need about 1-1.6 gram of omega-3 fat daily”. Also Read: Dealing With Depression Naturally
How To Add To Your Diet
Chia 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. Yes, it can be as simple as that. I have been consuming soaked chia seeds for a while now, and I can feel its benefits such as it keeps me full, minimises cravings, adds fibre to my diet and a promotes a general sense of wellbeing.