You might have heard a lot about superfood, but we’ve got you some super healthy ‘superseeds’.
Seeds provide all three of these nutrients and are plant-based sources of essential amino acids and minerals, including calcium, zinc, copper, magnesium, dietary fiber, vitamins and phytochemicals. Here’s a list of common seeds that you should be eating regularly.
Sunflower seeds: Rich in Vitamin E and an amazing source of folate, sunflower seeds are found inside black-and-white striped hulls. It has a low smoke point, and therefore sunflower oil can be used in cooking.
Pomegranate seeds: Consumption of these seeds prevent blood clots, provides antioxidants and let you sustain your body’s building blocks in good shape. In addition to that, Vitamin C in these seeds can boost your immune system. Keeping the elasticity of your blood vessels and promoting your blood flow evenly, pomegranate seeds may prevent arthritis and strengthen the cartilage bones.
Sesame seeds: Available in white, yellow, red and black color, sesame seeds are an excellent source of iron and calcium. In fact, they effectively regulate cell division, blood sugar and salt level.
Cumin seeds: The most common spice in our kitchen, Cumin seeds are beneficial for the liver, to improve the secretion of digestive enzymes. They are a good source of natural iron and has antioxidants that help to fight cell damage.
Flax seeds: Both golden and brown flax seeds are rich in fiber and heart-healthy omega-3 alpha linolenic acid. They are one of the best sources of antioxidant plant lignans.
Mustard seeds: These are the world’s most heavily traded spice for a reason. Rich source of the antioxidant mineral selenium, mustards seeds good source of dietary fibres that improve digestion in the body.
Grape seeds: These seeds are not only antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidants but also rich in vitamin E. They help to prevent and repair damage to blood vessels.
Pumpkin seeds: Supplementary source for protein, pumpkin seeds are known to enhance mood also help to prevent decay of muscles, they also work as powerful antacid.
These seeds which are linked to improved cardiovascular, digestive, immune and bone health. Consult our nutritionist to know more about these seeds and the ones that are not on this list but are really beneficial to our body.