Seeds have a lot of nutrients and have a plenty of health benefit. They contain healthy fats that are less saturated, lots of important vitamins and minerals.
Some of these seeds are a healthy addition to our daily food consumption and can be eaten as snacks in between the day. The best part is they can be easily found in a number of supermarkets including Tuskys and Naivas and stores like Healthy U 😊
1. Pumpkin seeds
They are one of the most commonly consumed consumed types of seeds, and are loaded with good amount of Vitamin E, Zinc, Manganese, Phosphorous and Omega-6 fatty acids. These seeds reduce the risk of cancer, especially prostrate cancer.
2. Sesame seeds
Sesame seeds are very nutritious as they contain essential minerals such as manganese and copper, along with calcium and vitamin B1. They are very tiny but this does not stop them from containing high protein and lots of fiber. They are good for the heart, bones and can increase your blood count.
3. Sunflower seeds
They are incredibly nutrient dense food with high amount of vitamin E and antioxidant that combats free radicals and keeps inflammation at bay.
4. Quinoa seeds
They can be considered as one of the healthiest foods as it is loaded with alot of Amino acids, proteins, fiber, magnesium, zinc and various antioxidants. They help in burning of calories hence leading to loss of weight.
5. Hemp Seeds
They have a lot of protein and are a good source of polyunsaturated fats. The seeds are rich in vitamin E, iron, calcium, zinc and sulfur. They offer incredible health benefits like helps in weight loss, reduces bad cholesterol and boosts your immunity.
6. Chia Seeds
Chia seeds are an incredible source of lots of goodness. I personally like sprinkling them on yoghurt and other snacks. They are rich in protein, which makes them especially suitable for vegetarians looking for affordable sources of protein. They are also high in iron,calcium, magnesium, Omega3 fatty acids and soluble fiber. They are best for loss of weight and keeps your heart healthy.
7. Poppy seeds
They are tiny seeds full of nutrition. They have an earthly flavor. They are a great source of calcium, magnesium, zinc, essential minerals and iron.
8. Flax seeds
They are packed with nutrients like protein, vitamin B1, Omega 3 fatty acids, zinc, magnesium and copper.They improve on cholesterol hence loss of weight. They are rich in dietary fiber hence they prevent constipation. The are also a rich source of lignans, which may reduce cancer risk.