Do you think your mind wonders off very quickly? Try practicing mindfulness by eating right.
Food acts as medicine; to maintain, to prevent, and to cure diseases. To go way too much technical, ‘nutrients are the nourishing substances in food that are essential for the growth, development, and maintenance of body functions. When nutrient intake does not regularly meet the nutrient needs dictated by the cell activity, the metabolic processes slow down or even stop.’ Okay, alright. Let’s not be Sheldon here (Didn’t get the joke, watch Bing Bang).
So, understanding the gravity of the situation here, we at Befikar started studying different types of food we consume in a quest to help the society make informed choices. We started venturing into new realms of food innovation to bring to your doorstep the products you would choose to live happier and healthier. The snacks have been fortified to meet your entire needs for vitamins, minerals, proteins, and micro-digestive dietary fibers. We didn’t know this until we found out that a healthy diet refreshes your body and stabilizes your mind. If you heard that right. That’s a big leap towards mindfulness.
Let us throw some light on the snacks you have already been having. You’ll be blown by their origin and their benefits. Let’s start with peanuts?
1. Peanuts: Peanuts are technically not nuts. They belong to the legume family. They are low in carbs, high-protein, and rich with vitamins and nutrients. Hence, making them a good dietary choice for people with diabetes. They are very filling and can be considered an effective component of a weight loss diet. Not only that, but peanuts also help prevent heart disease and gallstones (Whooooosh!).
2. Khakras: Dietary fibers present in khakhras keep you feel full for longer and support you meet weight reduction goals. They maintain blood sugar levels and improve food digestion. Whole wheat which is used in making khakras is a good source of vitamin B, Vitamin E, magnesium, iron and fiber, as well as antioxidants. It contains micronutrients, which helps to reduce the absorption of cholesterol from fatty foods and also reduces the body’s cholesterol production, especially bad cholesterol (It has got too much swag, right?)
3. Popcorn: Popcorn’s been enjoyed for thousands of years as a binge snack. It’s natural, fun to eat, tasty, and “thankfully”, healthy. Popcorn contains essential dietary fibers and apparently, it is the only snack that’s “100% whole grain”. (I’ve got great respect for popcorn now)
Nutrients give our bodies instructions about how to function. In this sense, food can be seen as a source of "information" for the body. As mindfulness guru Jon Kabat Zinn says, "When we taste with attention, even the simplest foods provide a universe of sensory experience, awakening us to them." Eat mindfully and raise your consciousness. Eat Befikar!