What are the benefits of seeds?

What are the benefits of seeds?

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There are many seeds, they all have extraordinary food wealth for our health.

Excellent sources of fibre, they also contain healthy fats, many important vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. When eaten as part of a healthy diet, the seeds can help lower blood sugar, cholesterol, and blood pressure.

They are also rich in iron, calcium, magnesium, omega-3 and fibre, they are particularly beneficial for health. In particular to prevent certain cardiovascular disorders as part of a healthy diet. Indeed, we recognize them anti-cholesterol properties.

Here we are in the middle of January and after a period very rich in sugar, you are in a detox period, the big brands, diet and sports brands, coaches are promoting them in this New Year period. The good news is that for once this is not a false advertisement or a marketing effect.

Indeed they have unsuspected virtues in rebalancing food, and the second good news is that they are eaten all year round ... they can be part of your eating habits and believe me it is a delight.

There are a number of them, I will try to help you see it more clearly, and give you some ideas for easy and tasty recipes.

Squash seeds:

Pumpkin seeds are used as a laxative. Granted, talking about constipation isn't exactly sexy, but it is a real problem with both men and women. And if they can help you go without medication then why not! They are also a powerful natural dewormer that can work on intestinal parasites, such as tapeworms and roundworms while healing the digestive tract. The phytosterols present in these seeds are beneficial in cases of enlarged prostate and prostatitis. In particular, they stimulate the immune system.

Loaded with iron, squash seeds are in autumn and winter a good alternative to fight against fatigue and anaemia. The significant presence of magnesium provides a natural solution to reduce stress and anxiety.

How to consume them?

As an aperitif. Wash and dry your squash seeds overnight in a dry place. Brown your squash seeds in the oven (180 ° C) for 20 minutes. Serve as an aperitif. You can sprinkle them with the spices of your choice paprika, curry, dry herbs etc.

As an accompaniment. Incorporate a few pumpkin seeds into your bread dough to give your preparation a little nutty taste.

 

 

Flax seeds

 

Flaxseed is a valuable source of minerals, essential fatty acids and vitamins such as vitamin E, an antioxidant beneficial to mucous membrane and skin cells. We also find vitamin B2, B3, thiamine (B1) essential for the metabolism of carbohydrates and vitamins B5 and B6.

Treats chronic constipation (yes again ...)

- Treats hypertension

- Reduces the intensity of urinary tract symptoms.

- Reduces the following risk factors for heart disease: atherosclerosis, hypercholesterolemia

- Relieves symptoms of menopause

- Reduces attention disorder with or without hyperactivity

How to consume them:

 On muesli, in a smoothie, in a soup, in a compote, on yoghurt, on a salad ... a teaspoon

Or add a handful to your bread dough.

 

Chia seeds (my favourite)

Chia seeds are among the most nutritious foods on the planet. They are full of fibre, protein, omega-3 acids and various micronutrients that contribute to digestive and gut health and help strengthen the immune system.

Thanks to their fibre and essential fatty acid content, their consumption is interesting for reducing cardiovascular accidents, regulating blood pressure… But that's not all! These small seeds would allow better regulation of blood sugar in diabetics. . Their good fibre content makes it possible to fight effectively against constipation. It is also a breeding ground for protein, calcium, potassium, folic acid and antioxidants.

How to consume them?

Sprinkle your salads with a crunchy effect. For breakfast, prepare yourself a bowl of chia with cow's milk or vegetable milk. Nothing could be simpler, heat the milk in a saucepan, add two tablespoons of chia and mix ... as the milk will thicken and the seeds will gain volume! For more indulgence, add a few squares of chocolate or cocoa powder is also excellent.

There are still many more, if only if you already consume these three types of seeds, you will see your life change : 

Talk to you soon :) 

Written by 

Nazira Jasar

blogger & nutritional advice

health and wellbeing


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