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Seeds are more amazing than you ever knew!

Seeds are more amazing than you ever knew!

Most of us think of SEEDS as something nice to sprinkle on a salad or other dish. For me, it wasn’t until fairly recently that I realized just what AMAZING powerhouses seeds are! 

I bet you didn’t know some of these amazing stats and benefits about seeds! 

 

Read on~

 

 

chia seeds

 

CHIA SEEDS

 

Chia seeds are simply amazing! They’re a superfood.

Nutritional breakdown for one serving (one ounce):

140 calories, 5 grams of protein, daily value amounts: 40% fiber, 17% calcium, 12% iron, 23% magnesium

 

Here are just some of their benefits:

  • strengthen bones 
  • high in protein, while low in calories
  • boost energy
  • high in antioxidants
  • reduce inflammation
  • slow growth of abnormal cells
  • high in fiber
  • help with brain health
  • lower risk of heart disease
  • high in omegas
  • help manage blood sugar levels – ie help combat diabetes
  • low sodium
  • low carb
  • good balance of amino acids

 

 

hemp seeds

 

HEMP SEEDS

 

Nutritional breakdown for one serving (3 tbsps):

180 calories, 10 grams protein, daily value amounts: 8% fiber, 20%iron, 25% thiamin, 45% phosporus, 45% magnesium, 110% manganese

 

Benefits:

  • high in omega-3 & omega-6 fatty acids
  • high in protein, also considered a “complete protein”
  • reduce risk of heart disease
  • aid digestion
  • high in fiber
  • improve skin disorders
  • reduce PMS symptoms
  • low sodium
  • low sugar
  • increase energy
  • lower cholesterol and blood pressure
  • reduce inflammation
  • improve circulation

 

 

bread flax seeds

 

FLAXSEEDS

 

Nutritional facts per serving (2 tbsps):

110 calories, 4 grams protein, daily value amounts: 20% fiber, 5% iron, 20% magnesium

 

Benefits:

  • high in omegas
  • high in fiber
  • may reduce risks for certain cancers
  • high in lignans
  • lower blood pressure
  • reduce inflammation
  • reduce cholesterol
  • low carb
  • improve skin conditions
  • promote digestive health

 

 

 

pumpkin seeds

 

PUMPKIN SEEDS

 

Nutritional facts per serving (1/4 cup):

170 calories, 9 grams protein, daily value amounts: 15% iron, 8% fiber, 10% potassium, 20% magnesium

 

Benefits:

  • help with immune health
  • high in omegas
  • high in protein
  • anti-diabetic effects
  • prostate health
  • postmenopausal health
  • heart health
  • sleep help – contains tryptophan
  • high in fiber
  • reduce inflammation

 

 

sunflower seeds

 

SUNFLOWER SEEDS

 

Nutritional facts per serving (1/4 cup):

170 calories, 6 grams protein, daily values amounts: 12% fiber, 6% iron

 

Benefits:

  • high in omegas
  • reduce inflammation
  • reduce risks for certain cancers
  • lower risk for cardiovascular diseases
  • reduces cholesterol
  • reduce stress
  • bone health
  • skin & hair health
  • digestive health
  • promote cell formation

 

It’s important to remember with seeds that to receive all the benefits, you can’t just sprinkle a few on top of a salad, you need full servings. You can combine seeds throughout the day. Add them on top of oatmeal, to salads, to smoothies, etc!

 

 

This site provides only vegan sources. See some vegan myths debunked.

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