Go Nuts For Seeds: 8 Types to Eat More Often

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Nuts and seeds are receiving increasing attention day by day, and studies show the potential health benefits of them. Seeds, these small foods are loaded with antioxidants, protein, fiber, healthy fats and variety of minerals. And it’s easy to include them into your snack and meals, here are some nutrient-packed seeds you should eat daily:

Hemp Seeds

Hemp seeds are high in fiber and protein, contain omega-3 and 6 fatty acids as well as other essential minerals, makes it as a certified superfood to improve your overall health and prevent some chronic diseases, including heart disease and cancer.

Cumin Seeds

Cumin seeds are well known for adding taste to food, while they are also very beneficial for your health. From aiding in digestion, curing the common colds and flu, relieving cough, detoxing body to boosting the absorption of nutrients.

Sunflower Seeds

Sunflower seeds also have cancer prevention properties and help lower the risk of heart disease. They are a good source of vitamin E, copper, folate, selenium, and phytochemicals.

Chia Seeds

These incredible seeds are a good source of omega-3 oils, calcium, protein and antioxidants, they also contain a good amount of soluble fiber.

Sesame Seeds

Sesame seeds are full of protein and rich in zinc, iron, magnesium, calcium and vitamins. They can regulate blood pressure, prevent diabetes, aid in digestion, make skin healthy, lower cholesterol, boost heart health, ease stress and anxiety, relieve arthritis, prevent liver disease and even prevent cancer.

Pumpkin Seeds

Many people like to add some pumpkin seeds to their salads, this is high recommended as the pumpkin seeds are packed with nutrients. They are rich in zinc, manganese, phosphorus, omega-3 fatty acids and protein. They are also rich in lots of antioxidants that are good for your immune system.

Flaxseeds

This is one of the most ideal foods you can add to your oatmeal or smoothies. Flaxseeds are rich in antioxidants that help you fight cancer, and they are also packed with fiber to lower the risk of diabetes and heart disease.

Fennel Seeds

Fennel seeds are often used as a culinary spice, the antioxidants in them help reduce cancer risk. They are high in fiber, calcium, and iron, also have anti-inflammatory properties, makes it a superfood for relieving arthritis.

Sources: ajcn.nutrition.org, healthdiaries.com, mychiaseeds.com

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  • Ducesa_venetiana

    It feels a bit weird to add seeds to salads. Perhaps I am not used to this combination, since in my country we usually add fresh or dried herbs to salads. I prefer eating seeds as a snack.