Don’t go by their size! Sometimes tiny is good… *winks*
“Eating” every foodie’s ‘most used’ word and every synonym around it. But 21st Century dieting style has seen a lot and now there are pills available in form of food supplements. And we don’t know about the future if pills and tablets will be the only meal choices available, a total disaster for every foodie.
But while being a foodie, you can make sure you’re eating healthy too. And that’s as easy as adding few seeds to your meal. A dash of seeds could be a great source of fiber and can make a big difference.
Seeds provide vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Here are five healthy seeds you can add to your diet.
● Chia seeds
Yes, you guessed it right! It is that tiny bubbly seed that makes your bubble tea yummy. Chia seed is a flowering plant from the mint family. A native from Central America. Chia seeds are a great source of protein and have all the essential amino acids that your body needs. These seeds can absorb water around 10 times more of their weight. And what’s best is it will make you feel full for longer. And if you’re looking for something more fun that let your chia seeds soak for 10 minutes in yogurt, or just add it to your salad.
Not just this, you can go as creative as you want as long as it’s yummy and you’re eating healthy.
No, they don’t make you flexible! Just kidding! Flaxseed is also known as common flax or linseed. It is a member of the Genus Linum from the Linaceae family. It is a powerful source of omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and fiber. Flaxseeds help in strengthening the digestive system and provide health benefits. It can also decrease the growth of tumors and cancer. But the best part about flaxseeds is that you can bake it into cookies, muffins, and bread. See? Going healthy isn’t so bad after all! You can also add a tsp of flaxseed to your mayonnaise or butter when you’re making a sandwich.
● Pumpkin seeds
These are the exact magical seeds that your body will thank you for! Pumpkin seeds are a natural source of magnesium and zinc. Pumpkin seeds are powerhouses of nutrients and health benefits. They are considered to be a diabetic’s superfood, which contains antioxidants, zinc, omega-3, omega-6 fatty acids.
But above all, all those night owl’s who can’t seem to fall asleep, maybe you need a dose of pumpkin seeds, as it is a great treatment for insomnia. And it doesn’t taste as bad as it seems, just season little bit of curry powder, cayenne pepper, or chipotle flakes for that extra spicy, savory edge. Munch on them during your next movie! Happy healthy snacking!
They might sound boring but they’re awesome for you!
Hemp seeds are rich in protein, comparatively more than chia seeds and flaxseeds. Hemp seeds are very high in fiber and fatty acids including omega-3s and omega-6s. These seeds help in improving hormonal health and reduce the premenstrual syndrome, that is, those ugly, nasty cramps. And it’s very easy to add this seed to your diet, just add a spoonful or two to your smoothies or just garnish your cereals, salads, or yogurt.
● Sesame seeds
The most familiar seeds among all! Sesame seeds have a wide variety of wild relatives in Africa and a smaller number in India. Sesame seeds are very tiny, and this is an oil-rich seed which is used on foods like bagels, breadsticks, hamburger buns, etc. The taste of sesame seeds is pure love. These seeds are loaded with iron, zinc, copper and vitamins. Some extra sesame please!