SUPER SEEDS for WEIGHTLOSS
Seeds are a fantastic addition to any diet. A handful of a variety of seeds offers a wide range of nutrients and dietary fibre and increases your intake of vegetable origin omega 3 or ALA. Added to breakfast muesli or healthy snack bars, eaten alone or with nuts, cooked for an evening meal or lunch, added for crunch to salads and stir-fries, blended in with a smoothie, or mixed into your next muffin recipe, seeds are super versatile. Seeds make a great way to get maximum goodness naturally, they help stabilise blood glucose levels, increase your intake of healthy fats, and some can provide a great source of protein for energy.
Just some of the nutritional benefits of a variety of seeds are listed below:
Chia seeds – omega 3, calcium, protein, iron, potassium and fiber
Hemp seed –protein, fiber, omega 3 and 6, vitamin E, B vitamins, and folic acid
Flax seeds – omega 3, calcium, iron, dietary fiber
Pumpkin seeds – protein, magnesium, zinc and phytosterols
Sesame seeds –phytosterols, iron, magnesium, and selenium
Sunflower seeds –antioxidants, vitamin E, magnesium, selenium, and folate
Seeds that need to be cooked or soaked first –
Millet – dietary fiber, iron, protein, B vitamins, folate, magnesium, and zinc
Buckwheat – protein, dietary fiber, magnesium, and B complex vitamins
Qunioa –a complete protein, high in dietary fiber, B vitamins, folate, vitamin E, magnesium, iron, and zinc
Amaranth –protein, dietary fiber, magnesium, iron, selenium, zinc, calcium, folate
A variety of cooked and raw seeds make a truly healthy and wise addition to your weight management diet. Good things really do come in small packages!!