The number of people resorting to a healthy lifestyle in Russia is increasing more and more. Young people over 25 are in great shape and underestimate healthy lifestyles. People over 50 are more strict about their diet. In confirmation of this, there is a greater interest in the use of healthy products.
The avocado was the biggest hit in the summer. Now, chia seeds are on the podium and are leading in the number of most consumed products. In terms of sports, running and yoga are still the most popular.
But what is actually a healthy lifestyle? The 5 main factors that prevent the risk of premature death are proper nutrition, physical activity, normal body weight, and a cigarette-free and alcohol-free life. Modern “healthy” applications in mobile phones also help Russians to overcome bad habits.
Chia seeds are healthy foods that are high in vitamins, minerals, calcium, antioxidants, and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. They have a positive effect on blood sugar levels, which is beneficial not only for people with diabetes. Chia seeds help the body use energy more economically during the day and reduce hunger, which everyone who watches their weight will appreciate. In addition, they contain a large amount of fiber, which not only creates a feeling of fullness, but also helps the proper functioning of the gastrointestinal tract.
Due to the high content of healthy Omega-3 fatty acids, chia seeds have a beneficial effect on the functioning of the heart, blood vessels and the nervous system. They stimulate and support the functioning of the brain and body, which is reflected in the improvement of brain functions (concentration, memory) and immunity.
The peculiarity of chia seeds is that they absorb water, and after entering the body, they turn into a thick, easily digestible gel. Because of this, they protect the body from dehydration, for example during physical activity. In addition to excellent fluid management, chia seeds have beneficial effects on our skin's health. They are high in vitamins and minerals. For example, antioxidants (vitamins A, C, E) prevent the rapid aging of the skin. Minerals strengthen cell membranes and promote the quality of hair and bone growth. Calcium helps build bones, the content of which in chia seeds is 5 times more than in milk. Due to the content of vitamin B12, chia contribute to the correct development of the fetal nervous system in the first months of pregnancy. Athletes use them not only for better fluid management during exercise, but also as an excellent source of protein for muscle growth. They also relieve pain associated with muscle and joint inflammation. As a rich source of protein, chia seeds are especially popular with vegans and vegetarians. They are also suitable for people with gluten intolerance because they do not contain it.