Essential Seeds for Health

Posted by Deepti Ohdar on

We all like munchies and munching. There are various snacks available in the market to munch on. Ranging from various types of leaves for a salad to various types of chips and chocolates there is an enormous range of snacks available in the market. It depends on the individual to choose a perfect snack according to the taste buds and health. Some people love junk to a greater extent. They love junk so much that they consume junk at least 4 times a week. This amount is huge as well as unhealthy.

There are various other healthy munchies available in the market too. Such healthy snacks include nuts and seeds. Consumption of various seeds are healthy for our body but are also delicious for our taste buds. They are high in healthy fats and hence help us to keep full for a longer time. These munchies make us full instantly and are nutritious for the body. Hence, they are the perfect choice for perfect snacking. Let us have a look at some of the healthy seeds that can be a great and perfect snack for our health.

  1. Flaxseeds

Full of antioxidants and Omega 3 fatty acids flaxseeds are perfect for munching. These seeds are delicious and lip-smacking hence can be easily consumed even by kids. Flaxseeds have a nutty taste and crunchy texture which makes it a perfect snack to munch on. Flaxseeds are also used in various other recipes such as preparation of bread, adding it in smoothies or cookies, and also to add a great crunchy texture to a bowl of salad.

  1. Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds are full of fatty acids and various other essential nutrients. Hence it is also a perfect munching ingredient. The seeds are full of Vitamin B, iron, manganese, potassium, and various other beneficial properties. pumpkin seeds also accompany the salads healthily. Pumpkin seeds are full of monosaturated fatty acids hence they are healthy for heart health. It also helps to lower cholesterol naturally without any chemical-based medications.

  1. Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are a powerhouse of antioxidants and various other nutrients like manganese, calcium, protein, fiber, phosphorous, and many such nutrients. Hence, they are highly used in the preparation of food items like smoothies, shakes, and many other dishes. Chia seeds are low in calories hence they are the best picks for people on a weight loss spree. The seeds are full of fiber hence they are healthy for our digestive system as well. Chia seeds are low in sugar hence diabetic people can also consume them without any worries.

  1. Sunflower Seeds

Sunflower seeds are high in rich and healthy fats. They are available in black and white striped covers. These seeds taste rich and nutty when roasted but one can also consume them raw. Sunflower seeds are full of vitamin E, vitamin B6, fiber, folate, iron, magnesium, and many such nutritive elements. Hence a handful of sunflower seeds are way much healthier than chips and chocolates available in the market. The seeds are inflammatory as well. The unsaturated fats in sunflower seeds are helpful to keep the heart at a bay from cardiovascular diseases.

  1. Poppy Seeds

Poppyseed is another amazing ingredient to enhance the flavor of our food and keep it healthy for our bodies as well. Poppy seeds also known as Khas Khas in Hindi helps to give a crunchy texture to the food. Poppy seeds are beneficial for male as well as female sexual health. The seeds help to enhance the libido and are also healthy to improve the fertility of females. Poppy seeds also help to overcome insomnia by inducing a sound and healthy sleep. One can consume these seeds by adding it in tea or one can also make a poppy seed paste and add it in a glass of warm milk.   

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