“Consuming 15 grams of these seeds early in the morning every day is a must. If you’ll take them on an empty stomach with lukewarm water, it will help in cleansing the body” she concluded.
2. Sesame seeds
Yes, we’re talking about the humble til. In winters, it is a delight to eat plus sweets made of til keep you warm. Turns out, they’re also a powerhouse of nutrients.
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That’s why we end up feeling lethargic in spite of eating good meals, according to dietician Shalini Somasundram from Columbia Asia Hospital, Pune.
5. Sabja seeds
Yes, we’re talking about falooda seeds. Sabja seeds are rich in alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) which is known to boost metabolism and aid weight loss. Plus, flavonoids like vicenin, orientin, and beta carotene keep your immunity strong, keeping cold and flu away.
Don’t concentrate on only the nuts. Add these seeds to your diet as well.
Do you end up feeling lazy and fatigued even after eating? Well, then there’s gotta be something missing from your diet. Have you added pretty much everything except for nutritious seeds to that diet chart? If not, then that’s what you’re missing out on.
Chia seeds are a nutritious source of fibre and high in omega-3 fatty acids (ALA) which contribute to balancing cholesterol levels.
Our premium-graded Goji berries are hand-picked and sun-dried to retain their earthy sweetness. Two servings are a source of iron and copper, which support energy and immunity and a source of potassium which contributes to normal muscle function.
A supercharged mix of nature's most nourishing foods blended with super seeds to create a deliciously crunchy topper for your porridge or cereal. Turn every breakfast and snack time into a journey of discovery with sprouted buckwheat, crunchy pumpkin seeds, nutty hemp, fruity banana powder, wholesome chia seeds and sweet goji berries, mixed with flax seeds and lucuma.
Buckwheat is a highly nutritious whole grain, a good source of protein to energise the body and fibre to improve digestion. The pseudo-grain is also a source of magnesium to maintain normal functioning of the muscles and the nervous system and phosphorous to maintain healthy bones.
Hemp seeds taste deliciously nutty and are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which help to balance cholesterol levels.
Pumpkin seeds may be small but are packed with nutrients including magnesium which is essential for maintaining normal blood pressure and blood sugar levels.
Flax seeds are loaded with nutrients, providing a good source of protein, fibre and omega-3 fatty acids to build muscle, improve digestion and balance cholesterol levels.
Harvested from orchards across the mountains of Peru, the pulp of the lucuma fruit is ground into a fine powder which has a delicious caramel flavour. Lucuma is high in fibre and a perfect sweetener to reduce the use of refined sugars. It is a source of iron to reduce fatigue and a source of potassium to contribute to the maintenance of normal blood pressure.
Any hard-charging cyclist can’t fuel their bodies on carbs alone. You also need a well-rounded balance of other macronutrients—like protein and fat—along with an assortment of essential vitamins and minerals. It’s important to seek out options that give you a legitimate nutritional punch, which is why it’s time to go nuts for seeds.
Russell stresses that flax seeds are best consumed ground because the hard shell of the whole seed resists digestion and will likely pass through your system intact so you won’t absorb its nutrients. One caveat: Grinding starts to break down the oils in the seeds leading them to go rancid, so store ground flax in the fridge or freezer to maintain freshness.
Flax seeds contain alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), a type of omega-3 present in certain plant foods. An analysis of data from 41 studies published in The BMJ linked a high intake of ALA to a 10 percent lower risk of early death from all causes, an 8 percent lower risk of early death from cardiovascular disease, and an 11 percent lower risk of early death from coronary heart disease, compared with lower consumption levels.