Seeds contain nutrients for new plant life, and are packed with nutrients. Frequently categorized as super foods. Most seeds are rich in minerals and fibre and good for health and weight management. Health professionals recommend eating seeds as part of a varied diet.
FIVE TOP SEEDS
LINSEED, also called flax, flaxseed, or lint, are high in vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5 and B6 and calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc, and a good source of fibre and protein. Contains Omegas 3, 6 and 9, and Lignan, an antioxidant. Linseed is used to help relieve atherosclerosis (ASVD, or hard arteries), constipation, diabetes, gastritis (stomach), gastrointestinal tract (GI), high blood pressure, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), osteoporosis (bones), and weight loss.
A natural remedy for constipation – place two tablespoons of flaxseed in warm water, steep for a minute before drinking. Drink remedy twice a day, or add seeds to cooking or cereal. To avoid dehydration drink extra water. Note: Natural remedies or the information we provide does not replace medical treatment or advice.
POPPY seeds are highly nutritious, high in fibre, and a good source for calcium and manganese. They contain protein, thiamin, copper iron, and Vitamin B9. A good source for energy and minerals. Used by ancient Greek athletes for their health benefits. Beneficial to the digestive system, and helps treat insomnia. A word of caution: Poppy seeds should be taken in moderation, and they may trigger a positive opiate result on drug tests. Poppy seeds are banned in Saudi Arabia and Singapore.
PUMPKIN seeds – Native American Indians prize pumpkinseeds for their medicinal benefits. Pumpkinseeds are packed with nutrients; they are high in manganese, tryptophan magnesium, phosphorus, copper, protein, zinc and iron. Enhancing the immune system, reducing cholesterol, and helping maintain bone density (and reducing the risks of osteoporosis caused by low levels of zinc).
SESAME seeds are high in nutrients and beneficial minerals such as calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, vitamin B1 and zinc. Sesame seeds contain anti-inflammatory and antioxidants and cholesterol lowering properties. Helps prevent high blood pressure, colon cancer, and reduces the symptoms of PMS and migraines, and helps maintain bone density.
SUNFLOWER seeds are high in vitamin E; contains selenium, magnesium, potassium, iron and zinc. Several athletes use sunflower seeds for their collection of minerals, protein and energy building properties. Contains high levels of tryptophan, which increases the brains production of serotonin; high levels of serotonin has a relaxing effect on the brain.