Kusha Kapila Says She Has Chia Seeds After Being ‘Influenced’ By A Documentary; But Are They Really Healthy? Find Out!

Kusha Kapila took to Instagram to share how easy it is to “influence millennials” in the name of health.

by Tashika Tyagi
Kusha Kapila Says She Has Chia Seeds After Being ‘Influenced’ By A Documentary; But Are They Really Healthy? Find Out!

With thousands of health gurus on social media and a new food fad coming out every other day, it’s safe to say that our generation is easily influenced. And that’s exactly what Kusha Kapila had to say about millennials. In her recent story on Instagram, she shared a picture of chia seed pudding and how she was influenced by a health documentary to include it in her diet. So, we did some research to find out if indeed chia seeds are good for us. Read on to find out!

Kusha Takes Chia Seeds After Being Influenced By Health Documentary


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Tell us something is good for our health and we will incorporate it into our life even before we can snap our fingers. And we aren’t alone! Kusha Kapila called out this millennial behaviour of many of us, something she is guilty of as well, in her recent story on Instagram. In her post, she shared a picture of chia seed pudding with mangoes in it. In the caption, she mentioned how she saw a health documentary that mentioned chia seeds having high fibre content. “Influenced” by this, Kusha started making chia seed puddings at home for herself.

While there is nothing wrong with it, she does mention how “Health ke naam par millennials ko bahut aasan hai influence karna.” The post highlights how little knowledge we have about “healthy food” but are more than ready to take on anything deemed good on documentaries and social media.

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Are Chia Seeds Really Healthy?

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So, keeping in tune with Kusha Kapila’s post, we thought we’d answer the big question on everyone’s mind – are chia seeds good for us or not? Well, chia seeds are indeed loaded with nutrients and are a good addition to your diet. These small seeds are rich in antioxidants, minerals, fibre, and omega-3 fatty acids. In fact, it has been part of ancient Aztec and Maya diets because of its health benefits. Here are some health benefits of chia seeds you should know about.

  1. Chia seeds are a rich source of antioxidants.
  2. It also has a high content of fibre and protein. This helps reduce your appetite and makes you feel full for a longer period of time, and thus, can aid reduce weight.
  3. Chia seeds have fibre and omega-3 fatty acids that can reduce the risk of heart disease.
  4. It is a rich source of calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium, and can help improve your bone health.
  5. These seeds can also reduce blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes.

So, while chia seeds are highly beneficial, we agree with Kusha’s point of how blindly we believe anything we see online or even in a documentary. It is best to do some research, consult an expert, and see if a dietary change like adding chia seeds to your meals is good for you or not before actually doing it.

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