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The Healthiest Seeds to Add to Your Diet

We all try to stay healthy and eat the freshest fruits and vegetables, but sometimes we forget where these nutritional eats come from – seeds.

Many edible seeds are packed-full of nutrients. So if you care about good nutrition, you should certainly be aware of their great benefits.


1. Chia Seeds

Chia seeds have been getting a lot of good attention in recent years, which makes sense seeing that they're considered some of the healthies superfoods out there.

What’s in them?

Chia seeds are loaded with vitamins and minerals, contain ten times more nutritional fibers than rice, eight times more Omega 3 fatty acids than salmon, six times more calcium than milk and three times more iron than spinach. On top of that, they contain a inordinate amount of antioxidants that fight cell damage.

Why you should eat them

Eating chia seeds can help you lose weight, relieve joint pains, and protect the body from heart disease and diabetes. The seeds also help keep your liver in good shape, and since they contain no gluten they are perfect for people with celiac disease.

What can you do with them?

These seeds go well with a number of dishes, thanks to their ability to take on the food’s flavors. Here are some recommendations:

Cooked, as a side dish

Added protein for salads

A crispy coating for chicken or fish

Added to fruit shakes

Added while baking bread

2. Hemp Seeds


These are the seeds of the cannabis plant. Hemp may have great industrial benefits, but its seeds have even greater health benefits.

What’s in them?

Hemp seeds are the perfect source for all 20 amino acids, including the nine essential acids our body cannot produce on its own. They’re rich in a protein and are a great source for phytochemicals - chemical compounds that occur naturally in plants and are beneficial to our health.

Why you should eat them

If you care about your health, you should be eating hemp seeds. They’ll boost your immune system, bolster your cardiovascular system, and help in cell regeneration. The seeds do not contain THC (the active substance in Marijuana), and are perfectly safe and legal to consume.

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