6 Amazing Seeds That You Should Eat to Improve your Health

by Daniel / Feb 17, 2017 / 0 comments

I know you’ve heard the saying never judge a book by its cover; here we say never judge food by its size. Seeds are small but they add nutritional value to your diet as they have plenty of essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals. The following are some of the healthiest seeds:

Hemp Seeds

These seeds have large concentrates of protein, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Hemp seed also have phytosterols that lower the cholesterol levels in our system. You can add hemp seeds to your smoothies, cereals, yogurt, shakes and salads.

Sesame Seeds

These seeds are a good source of iron, magnesium, fiber, phosphorous, B1 and zinc to protect the liver and ensure normal blood pressure. They also prevent other diseases such as migraines, arthritis, and asthma among others.

Flax Seeds

These seeds have plenty of soluble fiber for low cholesterol. Flax seeds also normalize your blood sugar levels. These seeds are also ideal for those who want to lose weight as they make you feel fuller for longer.

They are also good for your eyes and brain as they contain omega-3 fatty acids. They also prevent certain types of cancers as they have lignans, a form of estrogen found in plants.

Flax seeds have a tough shell and should, therefore, be grounded in a coffee grinder or blender. Add the grounded seeds to yogurt, cereals, smoothies, shakes or use them for baking.

Chia Seeds

These seeds have high amounts of fiber, about 11 grams per ounce. Fiber lowers the risk of developing chronic diseases and lowers blood glucose levels. You can introduce chia seeds in meat balls or make chia pudding.

Pumpkin Seeds

Also known as pepitas, these seeds are a good source of magnesium, zinc, iron and protein. They also have lots of tryptophan, an amino acid that lowers anxiety. Pumpkin seeds keep your blood vessels healthy and also lower bad cholesterol.

These seeds can be eaten raw or roasted. They form a good garnish for soup or you can add them to granola bars.

Sunflower Seeds

These seeds are good for the body as they act as antioxidants; they also promote better skin health and even prevent cancer. To perform these vital functions, sunflower seeds have healthy fats, folate, vitamin B, vitamin E and protein.

You can eat these seeds raw or introduce them to salads, muffins, cookies or stir-fries.