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Discover the Desi Secret for Weight Loss: Say Goodbye to Chia Seeds

Do chia seeds help with weight loss? Does bhuna chana cause weight loss? While chia seeds are often hailed as a magical weight-loss solution, the truth is: chia seeds alone won't guarantee significant weight loss. Several factors contribute to this myth, and understanding them can help you approach weight management realistically. Reasons why chia seeds for weight loss is a myth: High calorie content:   While chia seeds are considered nutrient-dense, they are also calorie-dense. A 2-tablespoon serving packs around 137 calories, and overconsumption can easily negate any potential weight-loss benefits. Limited research:  Most studies on chia seeds and weight loss are small-scale and inconclusive. While some show potential benefits like increased satiety or improved blood sugar control, these don't necessarily translate to significant weight loss in practice. Overhyped properties Chia seeds are often presented as having magical fat-burning abilities, which simply isn't true.

Foxtail Millet and Vitamin B12: A Critical Analysis [Is there vitamin B12 in foxtail millet?]

Is foxtail millet rich in vitamin B12? Does foxtail millet contain B12? Which millets are rich in vitamin B? Which flour is rich in B12? While some sources claim foxtail millet is "rich" in vitamin B12, available scientific evidence suggests this claim is incorrect. Here's a breakdown based on research: Evidence against foxtail millet being rich in B12: Natural sources: Vitamin B12 is primarily found in animal products like meat, poultry, fish, eggs, and dairy. Plants, including foxtail millet, generally lack B12. Research studies: Multiple scientific studies have analyzed the nutrient composition of foxtail millet. Several, including:"Foxtail Millet (Setaria italica): Chemical Composition and Health Benefits" (J Food Sci Technol, 2015) by Zhang et al., report negligible to undetectable levels of B12 in foxtail millet. "Evaluation of Nutritional Qualities of Different Millets" (J Food Sci Technol, 2017) by Kumar et al. also shows very low B12 content i