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Seeds, Small but Mighty

Seeds are an important part of a healthy diet. This type of food helps you reach your recommended intake of protein and daily fat. Seeds benefit your health because offer key essential nutrients and play a role in disease prevention by keeping you healthy.

Sunflower

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Sunflower contains Vitamin E which neutralizes free radicals DNA repair. Also, this seed is rich in magnesium that builds strong bones and help lower blood pressure, reduces muscle tension, fights headache and migraine, eliminate fatigue and soreness.

Hemp

A complete protein. These seeds contain the essential fatty acids, omega 6 –acid and omega 3-acid, and are a good source of fiber (soluble and insoluble). Hemp seeds are a great source of vitamins: A, B1, B2 and Vitamin E.

Pumpkin

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High in protein, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, iron, zinc, copper, B vitamins, vitamin K and vitamin E. Protects against osteoporosis. The most alkaline-forming seed, helps fight chronic diseases.

Flax

Flax seeds may lower blood pressure. Omega-3s reduce inflammation. ALA promotes bone health. The content of fibers and lignans help promote digestive health. Lignans are thought to have a role in breast cancer prevention.

Chia

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Chia is rich in calcium and phosphorous that promote bone health. Chia seeds are high in fibers that promote digestive health, and omega 3-acids that reduce inflammation. The content of antioxidants neutralizes free radicals and they are high in proteins which regulate the insulin levels.

Sesame 

Sesame is high in calcium and phosphorous that promote bone health. Antioxidant and manganese neutralize free radicals. Zinc prevents osteoporosis. The sesame seeds ease stress and reduce hypertension.

Health tip: Seeds are high in fat content, and because of that soak up pesticides like sponges, so better choose organic!

See also: Top 12 organic foods rich in antioxidant


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