There have been multiple studies and articles about the healthiest food types which have mostly included nuts, fruits, veggies and meats etc. But something has been missing; that is, we are yet to discover the benefits of the seeds. Yes! We are talking about the seeds which have previously been discarded after we consume the fruits, herbs veggies etc. Many new studies have discovered that there are seeds which have immense health benefits for our bodies and minds.
There are many seeds which shall we say “pack a punch” of nutrients and many beneficial nutrients. We have compiled a list of few top seeds considered the healthiest all around the world.
1. Hemp Seeds
The highly trending hemp seeds are claimed to be one of the best sources of the complete protein requirement. The Omega 3 and 6 contents in them boost brain and cardio health; increase the health of hair, skin and heart. These can be used in baked goods, shakes, smoothies, salads and much more.
2. Chia Seeds
The seeds of the Mexican dessert plant are stated to be loaded with the omega 3 fatty acids, proteins, carbohydrates, calcium and antioxidants. These white (and black seeds) also boost energy and aid weight loss by controlling hunger. They can be paired with many food and drink types given their mild and nutty flavor.
3. Flax Seeds
Another seed type that amplifies the content of Omega 3 fatty acids and dietary fibers in our daily consumption. They have many benefits including reducing belly fat, reducing the risk to heart diseases, diabetes and cancer. So go ahead and add them to your cereals, soups, yogurt and even smoothies.
4. Sesame Seeds
These delicate and crunchy seeds which are found mostly on top of buns are much more than that. It has high contents of calcium, vitamin Bs, iron, magnesium, zinc, dietary fibers and phosphorus. Not just the seeds, the sesame oil is also found to be very beneficial. You can consume the tahini paste as a source of sesame seeds or even add them to salads or meat coatings.
5. Pumpkin Seeds
Vitamins B, zinc, proteins, iron and magnesium are sourced by these tasty little pumpkin seeds. The kind of amino acids contained in the protein type are shown to lower anxiety levels. They also help in improving the health of the blood vessels in our body and lower bad cholesterol levels.