four excellent powders to include in your diet

For all those who have a hard time consuming nutrients from the regular intake of food, the good news is that you can even incorporate some healthy powders into your diet. Most of these nutrient packed powders are carefully processed in order to ensure that the essential vitamins and minerals are fully preserved.  In this article, take a look at some of the popular super powders and their health benefits.

Four Superpowders for staying fit and healthy:

1.    Flax: For years now, Flax has been known to provide immense health benefits. Flax seeds are the oldest crops and they are of two different kinds golden and brown, which are equally good for your wellbeing. Flax seeds or powder is high in Lignans, a plant compound which lowers the risk associated with breast cancer. The many health benefits of flax seeds/powder includes helps in digestion, lowers cholesterol levels and blood pressure, controls blood sugar, and aids in weight loss.

2.    Acai: This Brazilian fruit is packed with a whole lot of health benefits. The dark purple coloured super fruit, is native to the Amazon rainforest. Acai can be consumed in juices, energy drinks, ice creams and in the form of tablet. These berries repair oxidative damage, aids in digestion, promotes skin health, boosts immune system, and promotes heart health.  

3.    Cocoa: If chocolate is your guilty pleasure, then definitely an unsweetened cocoa powder is a must try. Although most of us might be aware of the fact that it is low in calories but many of us might not be aware of its immense health benefits. Consuming Cocoa powder helps in lowering diabetes, improves cardiovascular health, ensures blood flow to your brain, and good for those suffering from depression.

4.    Chia: This unprocessed whole-grain food, Chia seeds are one of the healthiest foods. The mild flavour of chia seeds makes them perfect to add in your breakfast cereals and other beverages.  Health benefits of Chia seeds/powder includes aids in weight loss, lowers blood pressure and cholesterol, high in protein and omega 3 fatty acids, reduces the risk associated with heart diseases.

-Akhila Kakarala
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