- Need more energy?
- Want a slimmer waist?
- Be more healthy?
There’s a seed for all of that!
They are raw and super healthy and a great source of fibre. They are also full of many important vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and of super healthy monounsaturated fats, polyunsaturated fats and.
Add seeds to your diet and it will do wonders for your health.
See here what they can do for you and your health, and how much you need to cover a daily dosis.
Sesame seeds consist of 50 % sesame oil, 25 % iron and the rest is fibres, vitamins and minerals. In addition, sesame seeds are rich in magnesium and phosphorus, which are important for nerves and muscles. Ground sesame seeds turn into calcium-rich tahini, a paste made from ground sesame seeds. It is widely used in the Mediterranean and Middle East. It’s often blended into classic dips, such as hummus.
So cut some carrots, cucumbers and other healthy vegetables that you like and make a healthy snack by using it in healthy, classic dips.
Sunflower seeds contain proteins, fibre, phytochemicals, selenium, copper, and magnesium, as well as healthy fats. Sunflower seeds are said to be the richest source of vitamin E.
They are delicious used as salad toppings, but can also easily be used in bread recipes or muffins and in cereals or yoghurt.
Want a tasty gluten-free coating for fish or chicken, then try crushed sunflower seeds.
Pumpkin seeds are rich in zinc (good against sugar cravings) and healthy Omega-3 fatty acids and are beneficial for the immune system. In just 1/4 cup they cover 16% of your daily iron needs. That same ¼ cup also gives you 5 grams of fibre, which is more than most nuts.
Flaxseed, also called linseed, is very high in fibre content and good for digestion. They act as a diet in the body and sweep toxins out of the body, i.e. together with other fibres, they are thought to be able to prevent bowel cancer.
They are also thought to be able to help with menopausal symptoms. But they need to be used with caution because they are very high in calories.
Since it first sprouted out of funny pottery in TV commercials Chia seeds have become extremely popular. They are super healthy and very easy to use, for instance, to sprinkle over a salad, your morning cereal or vegetables.
They contain proteins, omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants and omega.3 fatty acids, plus minerals like iron, calcium, magnesium, and zinc.
How much seed should you have a day:
40 g cover a third of your daily calcium needs.
2 tbsp will double your daily vitamin E intake.
50 g are enough to cover 1/3 of your daily zinc needs.
1 tbsp covers the need for omega 3.
These tiny seeds pack in 10 grams of fiber in a 2-tablespoon serving.