Solutions to complex problems are often found in the most unexpected places. Archimedes found his solution in the bath-tub, Newton discovered gravity under the apple tree. Imagine our surprise when the research team at VeaChoc told us that the solution to Iron Deficiency can be found in the kitchen!
Iron deficiency anemia( IDA) is one of the most common yet least addressed problems the world over. Millions especially women suffer from lack of iron in the body. IDA manifests itself in the form of tiredness, irritability, lack of energy, lack of concentration and hair fall.
Due to lack of information, people tend to ignore the symptoms of iron deficiency anemia and blame it on modern lifestyle, workplace stress, poor individual strength and several other conditions.
And yet the human diet is filled with foods that contain iron that can address all the problems. Small easy changes in eating habits to include food that are sources of iron can help avoid a lot of pain.
One such source of iron is flax seeds, also known as Linseed. A beautiful flowering plant, this Egyptian brown seed has widely used the world over owing to its nutritional value. Whether consumed as oil or in the form of powder or converted into tablets, the health benefits of flax seeds remain the same.
Apart from high iron content, Flax seeds are a great source of protein, carbohydrates, Omega-3, and fiber. No surprise then, that it is termed a superfood and commonly found on diet charts for those who want to eat healthy. Flax is recommended additionally for the following reasons:
The high fiber content helps in digestion and reduces bowel-related complaints. The high fiber content in food make us feel ‘full’ and helps prevent overeating and unscheduled snacking
The Omega-3 content in flax seeds helps control bad cholesterol, It can help to prevent other health issues such as heart disease and stroke. It’s especially good for women with high cholesterol levels
Flaxseed has anti-cancer compounds called lignans. Lignans are plant compounds with antioxidant and estrogen properties, both help in lowering the risk of cancer and improve health. Flax seeds contain the highest quantity of lignans, 800 times more than other plant foods.
Flax is especially important to our research team at VeaChoc cause we are on a mission to rid the world of Iron Deficiency. And as shocking as it might sound, we chose Chocolate as the main ingredient to help us on our journey. Rich in antioxidants, and good cholesterol, chocolate isn’t the junk food the world believes it to be. But to reassure all those who think that since VeaChoc is made from chocolate and hence will cause them to put on weight, we assure you the flax that is included will prevent you from overeating and keep that weight in control!
At VeaChoc we have developed a tasty snack for those keen on meeting their daily iron intake. We have done so by choosing natural products that are known to be good sources of iron. Flax, kalonji, ragi, badam, citrus rich berries to name a few, melded into one by a covering of chocolate!
VeaChoc- a chocolate-y solution to iron deficiency.