Seeds are compact. They carry a lot of nutrition in them. Many nutritious seeds can be obtained as oils, and are very versatile.

Here are some HEALTHY AND DELICIOUS seeds to incorporate into your healthy lifestyle.

 

SUNFLOWER SEEDS

sunflower seeds for your HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

sunflower seeds for your HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

Contain :proteins, fatty acids, vitamins and minerals.
Excellent source of  :
  • B vitamins, which build the immune system.
  • Vitamin E which are powerful anti-oxidant which protects cells from oxidation.
  • Contains considerable amounts of potassium,  phosphorus, and selenium.
UTILIZE SUNFLOWER SEEDS as a Snack,(make trail mix) .Grind them to a flour for cookie, muffin recipes.
Add to stir fry’s, or sprinkle on salads.
Can be obtained as oil, or butter.
 

FLAX SEEDS

Flax seeds can contribute to your healthy lifestyle.

Flax seeds can contribute to your healthy lifestyle.

Are known for their Anti-oxidant, and anti-inflammatory benefits.
They are an excellent source of :
  • Manganese, magnesium phosphorus, and  copper.
  • Alpha liolenic acid (a form of omega 3 acids)
  • Soluble fiber which helps to lower cholesterol.
  • Omega 3 fatty acids.
Flax seeds are stars in a particular polyphenols with excellent anti-oxidant benefits. It is a plant-based phytoestrogens called lignans. Flaxseeds contain about 7 times as many lignans as the sesame seeds, 338 times as many lignans as sunflower seeds, 475 times as many as cashew nuts, and 3,200 times as many lignans as peanuts.
FLAX SEEDS are usually not just eaten as the shells and seeds are hard. But can be ground to add to smoohties, or sprinkled on cereal, shakes. It can be used for oven baked items including pizza crusts.
I use it as a small percentage of flour for baking sometimes.

PUMPKIN SEEDS

Pumpkin seeds can add to your healthy lifestyle.

Pumpkin seeds can add to your healthy lifestyle.

 

Contain zinc, protein, fiber.
They also contain a good supply of  good fats, iron, magnesium, and potassium.
PUMPKIN SEEDS are excellent source of :
  • B vitamins, iron, magnesium, zinc and protein.
  • Essential fatty acids which contributs to blood vessel (heart) health and may lower bad cholesterol.
  • Tryptophan (protein in Pumpkin Seeds) which help to lower anxiety, and has been used to treat anxiety disorders.
UTILIZE PUMPKIN SEEDS by grinding them for baking, and cooking. The seeds can be eaten raw or roasted,. They make a great addition to trail mix.
Pumpkin Seed Oil can be used for dips, and dressings.

 

CHIA  SEEDS

Chia seeds, gives your healthy lifestyle a boost.

Chia seeds, gives your healthy lifestyle a boost

 

Are high in iron, and folate,
They also have an ample supply of
  • Calcium, magnesium,  which are excellent for bone health.
  • OMEGA-3 fatty acids which elp to lower triglycerides, and promote heart health.
  •   Soluble fiber, which decrease bad cholesterol, and help to prevent sugar spikes.
Chia seeds are easily chewable, and you can  add them to cereal, and salad.
UTILIZE GHIA SEEDS in  recipes like muffins and breads either whole or ground.

HEMP SEEDS.

Hemp seeds. Good all round healthy nutrition.

Hemp seeds. Good all round healthy nutrition.

 

The hemp plant is from the same plant family as marijuana but is completely different. It does not contain the active ingredient THC.
HEMP SEEDS contain:
  • Omega 3 fatty acids which reduce inflammation, and boosts cardio vascular health.
  • Omega 6 fatty acids
  • Phytosterols that help to lower bad cholesterol.
  •                                       Lineolic acid, and 10 essential amino acids.
More than thirty percent of the seed is protein, and forty percent is fiber. (no other grain on earth contains more fiber.
UTILIZE HEMP SEEDS in salads, smoothies, and in baking and cooking.

Most seeds can be incorporated into your regular daily routines, but as you can see, they pack a punch of nutrition to contribute to your HEALTHY LIFESTYLE.

 

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