5 Superseeds You Need to Add (or Sprinkle?) to Your Daily Diet
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When it comes to nutrition, we're always on the hunt for nutrition-dense superfoods. We looked at Cauliflower and the reasons why it's the new healthy food alternative. We also looked at Birch Water as the new elixir of health and why we all need a daily dose of protein and energy balls. Right now, we're looking at a whole new healthy obsession that everyone seems to be talking about: superfood seeds. According to Dawn Jackson Blatner, a registered dietitian in Chicago, Illinois, "There is an obsession with healthy fats, protein and fiber. It’s like the trinity, and seeds have all three." In lieu of this, we're going to feature 5 superfood seeds, their health benefits and more.
This very simple-looking power food has earned the tiny seeds some respect in the superfood department due to its evolution from being just a "punch line" to any sort of dish. Now, it's known for being one of the healthiest foods available in the planet. It is loaded with nutrients that gives your body and brain the benefits it needs such as being packed with antioxidants, fiber and loads of protein. In addition, chia seeds can absorb up to 10 times their weight in water making them a good addition to your food, enriched with calcium, phosphorous and Omega-3 fatty acids.
Blissful Basil's "Apple-Cinnamon Bowl" dish is composed of healthy bits and pieces of apple, nuts, seeds and spices. It's deceptively delicious and healthy. See recipe here.
Nigella seeds are native to Southwest Asia and are popularly common in the Indian cuisine. But apart from being a favourite food ingredient, nigella seeds have also been used for traditional treatment for several illnesses such as flu, colic, congestion and pink eye. It is generally a good source of calcium, iron and magnesium and is highly recommended if you're into taking care of your bone health. If you're looking to buy it from stores, nigella seeds are sold in an oil form such as in Whole Foods, for example.
Did you know that just an ounce of flax seeds already contain nearly 8g of fiber, 12g fatty acids and a quarter of magnesium? It's more than what you need for your daily dose of energy-boost! Flax seeds, apart from being known to fight off digestion, it can also help lower high blood pressure and cholesterol. It is available in either brown or golden varieties in the market.
This delightful "Homemade Clean Granola" meal is crunchy in every bite, and is perfect when spilt with milk or munched over yogurt in a parfait. See full recipe here.
Pumpkin seeds are found everywhere, from pesto pasta to your favourite salad dish, they're practically a versatile ingredient. It is high in fat, low in fiber, protein and minerals. It also includes your daily recommended dose of manganese, magnesium, copper and phosphorous. But the most beneficial part of pumpkin seeds? They help in relieving symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate which is a common condition for men over 50-years-old.
Although sesame seeds are often overlooked, they're definitely perfect for your immune system. The seeds contain protein, fiber, copper and manganese which also aid bone health. If you're looking to improve your bone health, it is highly recommended to add sesame seeds to your daily diet because it's a good source of magnesium, iron and calcium.
The next best thing to a healthy lifestyle is incorporating some greens into your daily diet. The most effective way to eliminate all of the carbs you digested in the past few weeks is by munching on this "Kale, Avocado, Tangerine And Sesame Salad" recipe. See full recipe here.
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