Seeds are very essential components of fruits that help in the development of new plants. The seeds vary in size, shape, and color. There are specific seeds that are very good for consumption. These seeds contain healthy fats, antioxidants, fiber, and minerals that help keep you healthy. A regular consumption of these seeds will positively affect your heart, kidney and other organs of the body.
Below are the seeds that you should consume regularly.
1. Pumpkin seeds.
Pumpkin seeds are very nutritious and are used by many people due to their high nutritional value. They are packed with a host of healthy fats, protein, and other essential minerals that help improve your brain and heart health. They can be fried and eaten as a snack or used to make soups.
2. Hemp seeds.
These are little brown seeds known for their high amounts of healthy fats, antioxidants, protein, and fiber. They are known for their anti-inflammatory properties that help control the symptoms of arthritis, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and metabolic syndrome. They also help protect your brain and keep your heart healthy. You can add them to cereals, smoothies, and salads.
3. Sesame seeds.
These are tiny seeds known for their oily nature, antioxidant and protective properties. They help lower blood pressure, prevent plaque build-up, promote proper digestion, and strengthen muscle health. The large amount of fiber and healthy fats present helps reduce the risk of heart disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes. It can be used for pastries and salads.
4. Flax seeds
They are known for their high content of fiber and Omega-3 fatty acids. The many antioxidants present help lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of certain health conditions such as cancer and hypertension.
5. Watermelon seeds.
Most people tend to enjoy the succulent and fleshy part of watermelon, thereby throwing away the seeds. They contain a large amount of magnesium that helps boost your immune system, maintain muscle function, and keep your bones healthy. A regular consumption of watermelon seeds provides iron and healthy fats to your body. These help lower your cholesterol levels and lower your risk of having a heart attack.
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