Seeds are the one superfood that has been missing in your diet. Seeds that can be chewed and digested have a lot of nutritional benefits and are incredibly good for your health.
Chia seeds (tiny black seeds) have a lot of fiber in them. Fiber is particularly important in your diet because it immensely helps with digestion. Fiber in your diet can be equated to the oil of an engine. Everything functions smoothly when there is oil in a vehicle but if not, everything clogs up and the same can occur in you digestive tract with regards to fiber. Fiber also helps bowel movements to be smooth and avoids constipation which in addition to being painful can lead to more complications.
Seeds such as flax seeds are also a major source of Omega 3 fatty acids. Omega 3 fatty acids are necessary for necessary brain development. They help the brain function optimally which means your body functions better too. They come in a close second to fish as a DHA source which is the ingredient in Omega 3 fatty acids that the brain needs. Therefore, if you live somewhere where fish is not very readily available, then seeds should be in your diet.
Proteins are what build muscles and help to repair torn ones. If your body is a house, then proteins are the bricks or the stones. Seeds contain high quality protein that the body needs. Animal proteins are the primary sources of protein but seeds rank highest among protein providers in the plant kingdom. If one does not eat meat or eggs for physiological or philosophical reasons then seeds should be your “go to” source. Hemp seeds are the most protein filled seeds. They also provide you with lean sources of protein which might not be the case with animal protein that may contain copious amounts of fat.
Eating seeds for nutrition is a sagacious idea since they contain a lot of micronutrients. A single seed of flax contains calcium, magnesium, phosphorous and manganese among many other minerals. You will also get vitamins such as B1, B5 and B6. Moreover, when you eat seeds for nutrition, you get all of the nutritional benefits with none of the weight gain since they pack a very low calorie punch. Therefore if you want to lose weight, seeds are a very appropriate alternative since you maintain your health while losing the unwanted fat.