Chia is being studied as a potential natural treatment for type-2 diabetes because of its ability to slow down digestion. The gelatinous coating chia seeds develops when exposed to liquids-can also prevent blood sugar spikes.
Get More Fibre
Just a 28-gram or one-ounce serving of chia has 11 grams of dietary fibre — about a third of the recommended daily intake for adults. Adding some chia to your diet is an easy way to make sure you’re getting a good amount of fibre, which is important for digestive health.
Stock Up On Omega-3
Chia seeds are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, with nearly five grams in a one-ounce serving. These fats are important for brain health. “There’s better conversion of omega 3s into the plasma or into the food than with flax seed,” said researcher Wayne Coates.
Stronger Teeth And Bones
A serving of chia seeds has 18 per cent of the recommended daily intake for calcium, which puts your well on your way to maintaining bone and oral health, and preventing osteoporosis.
Don’t Forget Manganese
Manganese isn’t a well-known nutrient, but it’s important for our health: it’s good for your bones and helps your body use other essential nutrients like biotin and thiamin. One serving of chia seeds, or 28 grams, has 30 per cent of your recommended intake of this mineral.
Plenty Of Phosphorus
With 27 per cent of your daily value for phosphorus, chia seeds also helps you maintain healthy bones and teeth. Phosphorus is also used by the body to synthesize protein for cell and tissue growth and repair.
Pack In The Protein
Chia seeds also make a great source of protein for vegetarians and don’t have any cholesterol. One 28-gram serving of these super seeds has 4.4 grams of protein, nearly 10 per cent of the daily value.
Fight Belly Fat
Chia’s stabilizing effect on blood sugar also fights insulin resistance which can be tied to an increase in belly fat, according to Live Strong. This type of resistance can also be harmful for your overall health.
Get Full. Faster
Tryptophan, an amino acid found in turkey, is also found in chia seeds. While tryptophan is responsible for that strong urge to nap after a big Thanksgiving dinner for example, it also helps regulate appetite, sleep and improve mood.
Improve Heart Health
According to the Cleveland Clinic, chia seeds have been shown to improve blood pressure in diabetics, and may also increase healthy cholesterol while lowering total, LDL, and triglyceride cholesterol. All good news for your ticker!
Are you oftentimes so tired that you feel as if you’ve been hit by a ton of bricks? While it’s normal to feel overtired now and then, a constant state of fatigue could signal an underlying medical problem. In fact, you could be suffering from lack of iron, the #1 nutritional deficiency in the world.
Iron is an essential nutrient, critical for producing haemoglobin, the substance in red blood cells that transports oxygen all over the body. If you don¹t have enough iron, your body has to work a whole lot harder to get the energy it needs, which can leave you feeling tired, weak, irritable and unable to focus.
Many equate iron deficiency with anemia, the condition in which your body has a lower than normal number of red blood cells. But research shows that there’s a whole other category of iron deficiency that precedes anemia. To diagnose it, a blood test must measure ferritin levels, the iron stores in your blood.
Many people go through their annual medical exam assuming that their physician is checking for low iron, but this is not the case. The typical blood work carried out includes cholesterol and blood pressure numbers, for instance, but not iron, unless you describe a specific symptom that warrants it. What’s more, even if you are checked for anemia, you’re not given a ferritin blood test that could show low iron levels indicating a mild to moderate deficiency.
Menstruating women with heavy periods are most at risk for low iron. To check yourself, take the “tampon test.” If you need to change your tampon after less than 2 hour, it’s a sign of a heavy period and could mean you are losing too much iron.
To determine if your fatigue is caused by an iron deficiency, check yourself for these other five major warning signs:
You feel fatigued for over a month.
You always feel cold.
Your skin looks paler than usual.
You just can’t focus.
You have substantial hair loss and brittle nails.
If you have one or more of the symptoms listed above, your fatigue may be due to low iron levels. See your doctor and ask for a ferritin-level test.
Living a healthy life and fighting off disease and illness is an on-going struggle that each of us has to endure. Throughout our life and in all our daily activities we are exposed to viruses and bacteria that can potentially lead to serious illness if our immune system cannot defend against them. We cannot possibly get rid of all the bacteria and viruses around us but we can strengthen our bodies and especially our immune system to a point where it is unlikely that they will cause an infection, and if they do it will be fought off easily.
On the other hand, if a person’s immune system is weak they can easily fall victim to simple viruses and bacteria or suffer from recurring infections including frequent colds and flus.
Having a strong body and healthy immune system is the key to long term good health and wellness and protecting yourself against infection. You can achieve this by supporting your body in its fight against viruses, bacteria and other pathogens with good nutrition and dietary supplementation. In fighting illness and maintaining good health, nutrients are used up by your immune system and need to be replaced by a good diet. Certain nutrients and herbal substances have also shown the ability to enhance the immune response and many of these are included in the Immune System Supplement Revivo.
Revivo is a combination of herbs which contain various nutrients and active compounds that may support the immune system and strengthen the body in general.
Moringa is an ideal dietary supplement because it supports balance from both sides:
It provides the body with the nutrients it needs, while helping it to detoxify and get rid of unwanted elements. This combination provides the body with fuel (nutrients) it needs to perform the two important functions: Feeding (adding fuel) and Cleaning (removing unwanted elements)
On the one hand Moringa is FEEDING the body with vitamins, minerals, all 8 amino-acids and protein, and because it is a real food, the nutrients are ‘food-state’; meaning the body recognizes the nutrients and absorbs them easier than most chemically made nutrients.
On the other hand helps DETOXIFYING the body:
Here Moringa introduces elements that make the body an unattractive environment for bacteria and parasites. The anti-inflammatory working supports the cleaning out of excess acids
Moringa oleifera is the most widely cultivated species in the genus Moringa, the only genus in the plant family Moringaceae.
Common names include moringa, drumstick tree (from the long, slender, triangular seed-pods), horseradish tree (from the taste of the roots, which resembles horseradish), and ben oil tree or benzoil tree (from the oil which is derived from the seeds).
M. oleifera is a fast-growing, drought-resistant tree, native to tropical and subtropical regions of South Asia.
It is widely cultivated for its young seed pods and leaves used as vegetables and for traditional herbal medicine. It is also used for water purification. M. oleifera is considered to be an aggressive invasive species.