Cropping up in drinks and nutrition bars, chia seeds have become one of the more popular superfoods to hit the shelves of your local supermarket. With wide-reaching nutritional claims, what’s the real benefit and does it make sense for you to include chia in your diet?
In 1992, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine scientist Dr. Paul Talalay, published his breakthrough research describing the potential link between cruciferous vegetable consumption and a reduction in the risk of cancer. His research focused on a compound called sulforaphane, which is found in broccoli.
Most of us spend a significant amount of our waking hours with our rear end parked in a chair. Whether we are commuting to work, in front of our computer screens in the office, or binge watching Netflix to decompress at the end of a hard day, it’s all done in what scientists and healthcare practitioners say is an unhealthy position for extended periods of time.
We simply accept the fact that the upward spiral of data points is the norm. Ultimately, we let others dictate how we spend our energy. All the while, we are losing touch of what it truly means to be human. We are not yet machines. We do not have the ability to perform an infinite set of calculations without some form of breakdown.