An Essential Guide to Seeds

An Essential Guide to Seeds 1

Seeds have so many benefits that most people dont even know about. Here is a guide on the benefits that some seeds have and how you can use them in your food.

An Essential Guide to Seeds 2
1. Sunflower Seeds
Great to use in: salads, oatmeal, seed mix, smoothies

The Benefits of Sunflower Seeds:

  • Vitamin E neutralizes free radicals
  • Selenium induces DNA repair
  • Magnesium builds strong bones and helps to lower blood pressure, it decreases muscle tension, migraine headaches, soreness and fatigue

2. Hemp Seeds
Great to use in: oatmeal, yogurt, cereal, smoothies

The Benefits of Hemp Seeds:

  • This seed is a complete protein
  • Hemp seeds contain the essential fatty omega 6 & omega 3
  • They are a good source of soluble and insoluble fiber
  • They are a great source of vitamins A, b1, B2, D & E

3. Flax Seeds
Great to use in: baking, smoothies, yogurt, oatmeal or as an egg replacement,

The Benefits of Flax Seeds:

  • May lower blood pressure
  • Omega 3’s reduce inflammation
  • ALA promotes bone health
  • Fiber promotes digestive health
  • Lignans are thought to have a role in breast cancer prevention.

4. Sesame Seeds
Great to use in: baking, smoothies or as a garnish or topping

The Benefits of Sesame Seeds:

  • Calcium and phosphorus promote bone health
  • Antioxidants and manganese neutralize free radicals
  • Zinc promotes bone health and prevents osteoporosis
  • It eases stress and reduces hypertension

5. Pumpkin Seeds
Great to use in: salads, snacks, oatmeal, smoothies

The Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds:

  • High in protein, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, zinc, iron, copper, B vitamins,
  • Vitamin K and Vitamin E
  • Protects against osteoporosis
  • This is the most alkaline-forming seed and helps fight chronic disease

6. Chai Seeds
Great to use in: in salads, pudding, as a thickener, egg replacer

The Benefits of Chai Seeds:

  • Calcium and Phosphorus promote bone health
  • Fiber promotes digestive health
  • Omega 3’s reduce inflammation
  • Antioxidants neutralize free radicals
  • Regulates insulin levels
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