This Father’s Day, let us give back to those who matter through nutritious superfoods that taste amazing.
Father's Day Special: Diabetes is a lifestyle disease that can be managed with the right food at the right time. You are what you eat, and more than that, you are what you don’t eat. The best part is that you can have complete control over your diet. Fathers are supermen who deserve the best foods, don't you agree? With the pandemic, it is now more important than ever to monitor our diets. This is especially true for fathers; the stress of work-life and family could take away from them a good diet. The superman of our life sure deserves the best and nothing short of it, isn’t it?
And for that we’ve got 5 superfoods they must add to their diet:
Methi or Fenugreek has been used in India for over 2500 years. This ancient superfood contains soluble fibre that helps control blood sugar spikes. It also contains Saponins which is excellent for heart health, a must for all working fathers. Methi is a primary ingredient in the diet khakhra, which is a non-fried snack.
Fighting Diabetes dramatically benefits from the addition of millets to the diet. It is a rich source of magnesium, which acts as a cofactor for insulin secretion which further decreases insulin resistance. It is easy to prepare a breakfast dish with two times more protein than regular idlis.
Cinnamon is another ingredient that is actively used across many delicacies, especially baked treats. The spice contains hydroxy chalcone that has been shown to improve insulin sensitivity and mimic insulin action. The Teatox-D is a tea specially made for diabetics using cinnamon. We know how much fathers love tea time.
Pumpkin seeds are a treasure trove of health benefits including insulin regulation. The risk of diabetic complications due to oxidative stress is lowered. Sunflower seeds are another ingredient that helps control blood sugar levels.
Quinoa is an excellent substitute for any grain. The superfood is also a great source of protein. It has a low glycemic index and is perfect for people with diabetes as it controls sugar spikes after meals. It is the ideal breakfast for fathers.
The right balance of macronutrients is essential for the proper functioning of the body. It also makes insulin more effective. Food can be medicine, and the kitchen can be your pharmacy. Having superfoods need not be a chore nor a foreign concept. This Father's Day, gift your dad good health!
(Inputs by Mr Vishnu Saraf, Co-founder and CEO of Possible)