In order for our bodies to function optimally, certain nutrients, vitamins and minerals are needed. And seeds as a source of life are laden with the necessary nutriments for our total well-being. Seeds are delectable, easy to digest and they seldom cause allergies unlike most fruits, nuts and foods.
There are many benefits to be derived from adding seeds in our diets. Make it a point to eat seeds in their raw and organic state. Since any form of processing either cooking, roasting or irradiation may lead to the destruction of some of its nutrients. This would defeat our main objective of consuming them in the first place.
Here is a list of 5 super foods that you should be eating, if you aren’t already.
Hemp seeds are considered one of nature’s dearest gifts man, this is due to its impressive collection of nutritional benefits. Hemp seeds contain a perfect blend of all 10 essential amino acids needed for optimal health. Hemp seeds are also a wonderful source of protein, stearidonic acid and gamma linoleic. In addition to this already impressive list of nutrients, hemp also contains a high ratio of protein and fiber.
Eating hemp seeds daily will boost your energy levels, giving you strength and also increases your mental clarity and focus. Additionally hemp seeds help the body fight against the development of cancer cells and also prevent heart disease. Recent studies have revealed that hemp seeds may also aid the body in the fight against Parkinson’s and Alzheimer disease.
These tiny seeds are a great source of vitamins B, E, iron, calcium, zinc, magnesium and copper. Sesame seeds are your perfect substitute for dairy products as they contain much more nutrients than dairy products do without the saturated fat. They also help in development and protection of your bones. Additionally sesame seeds contain a special fat called sesamin which has been proven to contain anti-cancer attributes. You can eat sesame seeds in different ways, sprinkling them on any food or you may try the super delicious sesame milk. Sesame seeds also protect you liver, reduce blood pressure, and prevent asthma, arthritis and migraines.
Chia seeds are not only useful for sprouting your Chia pet. These seeds are very tinny but are big in nutrients. Chia seeds contain antioxidants, fiber, protein and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA); a unique type of omega 3-fatty acid, which is necessary for the proper development and growth our bodies and brain function in children, though our bodies cannot produce it. This is another reason why you and your family should eat Chai seeds. Heart diseases, memory problems, fatigue and depression are caused by a deficiency of omega 3 fatty acid; eating Chai seeds will alleviate them completely.
Though called a nut, biologically coconut is a seed. It has a high content of luric acid which is also found in breast milk. Coconut also contains other nutritional fats needed by the body. Eating coconuts are essential due to its anti-viral and anti-fungal properties. Its benefits are crucial and equal, regardless of your method in consuming them, whether through its oil, milk or drinking and eating it fresh. Coconut is considered as a balanced meal, I personally try to eat a coconut a day, you should do same and your body will thank you.
Sunflower seeds is what you should be taking if you are looking to lose weight and don’t fancy over the counter medicines that don’t really work (at least most of them). Sunflower seed helps you lose weight because of its high fiber content and promoting a healthy digestion. Folate is an essential nutrient needed by women and sunflower seed is a rich source. Other nutrients that you can get form eating sunflower seeds are copper, vitamin E, selenium and its rich antioxidant content.
These nutrients are important elements in the prevention of cancer, cellular damage and heart disease.
The consumption of a hand full of these seeds daily will keep diseases and doctors away.
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