How to use chia seeds and lemon to control high blood pressure
High blood pressure, also known as hypertension is an increasingly common lifestyle disease that has disrupted lives across the world.
Normal blood pressure range is considered to be 120/80 mmHg and anything beyond 140/90 is said to fall under the high blood pressure category.
Just like any other lifestyle disease, monitored dietary habits and a balanced lifestyle are seen as key factors in controlling the condition.
Health benefits of Chia seeds
Chia seeds, as we all know, is a common superfood, which promises umpteen health benefits. The seeds are loaded with fibre, protein, and many macronutrients and people try many newer ways to include it in their diet routine. They are also rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, which is popularly known to work as a blood thinner, helping in reducing blood pressure.
Many people swear by their early morning drink of overnight soaked chia seeds water – as it helps in helping in reaping their true benefits. Well, imagine just adding lemon to this drink can help you manage hypertension.
Lemon in water gives a quick boost to your immune system and is packed with essential nutrients including Vitamin C, B complex, calcium, iron, magnesium, fiber. They also help ease stress and help in fighting sore throat.
How to prepare it
This drink is extremely easy to prepare. Soak chia seeds in a cup of water for a little less than an hour. Add a juice of half a lemon in it and drink it as the first thing in the morning. To add taste, you can also add honey to it.
Note: While this drink is safe for everyone, if you are on blood thinning medicines, it is advised to consult your doctor before trying this drink as chia seeds also help in blood thinning.
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