6 seeds that do wonders to your health. What are they?

From chia to sesame to pumpkin seeds, seeds are such super healthy addition to your diet.

naanu Vegan nutrients 6 seeds that do wonders to your health. What are they?

Published a month ago by Kathy Muenster
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Small but mighty, seeds are loaded with vitamins, minerals, proteins, oils and a lot more! If you’re looking for some nutritious snacks, seeds are really the best. Let’s take a look at the benefits of these 6 popular seeds and how to enjoy them.

 

Chia seeds

Did you know chia is an ancient Mayan word for ‘‘strength’? These tiny black and white seeds are loaded with antioxidants, fibre, protein and omega-3 fatty acids. They can support bone health, help reduce blood sugar levels and inflammation.

Tips:

Sprinkle or soak them in your desserts or mix them into baking. What’s even more fun, why not try making your own an easy, delicious chia pudding? 

 

Sesame seeds 

Black or brown, these tiny oval-shaped seeds have a nutty taste and subtle crunch. Packed with healthy fats, protein, B vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fibre, these oil-rich seeds are brilliant for supporting digestive health, as well as reducing inflammation, and lowering blood pressure. 

Tips:

They’re excellent as a great gluten-free ingredient for baking, coating or batter. Another fun idea is to roll your homemade burger buns with them or make your own tahini, vegan spread or butter? 

 

Sunflower seeds

Mostly seen in power bars, multi-grain breads or muesli mix, sunflower seeds are rich in healthy fats, vitamins, minerals and more. Being high in vitamin E, they’re great for skin and expecting mothers.  

Tips:

For extra crunch add them to breakfast cereals or sprinkle them on salads and soups. They’re also great to bake into breads, healthy muffins or cookies. 

 

Pumpkin seeds

Pumpkin seeds are high in antioxidants, iron, zinc, magnesium and more. They may improve bone health, sleep quality, digestion and strengthen the immune system.  

Tips:

Topping roasted pumpkin seeds on your pumpkin soup will add such a delicious crunch! Raw or roasted, you can also nibble them as a healthy snack. Add them to muffins, bread or use the oil for dressing s or soups. 

 

Flax seeds

Like chia seeds, flax seeds are packed with nutritional goodness. They’re full of protein, fibre and omega-3 fats, which is perfect for a vegetarian or vegan diet.  Flax seeds can help lower cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar. 

Tips:

Make sure to grind flax seeds, or your body will struggle to digest them and absorb the nutrients. Simply add toasted flaxseeds to salads, soups or sandwiches or as an egg substitute in baking.

 

Hemp seeds

Cream-coloured with a mild, nutty flavour, hemp seeds contain more than 30% good healthy fats. They are rich in protein, great source of vitamin E, minerals and much more. Hemp seeds are good to aid digestion, PMS, menopause and skin problems.

Tips:

Add it to your porridge, smoothie, shake or even better, make your own hemp milk. It’s a creamy, nutty rich plant-based milk that will delight you! 

 

Seeds are tiny, but they pack the biggest benefits to our health. So it’s worth adding them to your diet when you have the chance. 

Because of their incredible nutritional advantages, naanu also uses seeds as natural, important ingredients in baking the cookies. Using chia seeds and sesame seeds, our cookies are rich with omega-3 as well as gluten-free. 

Vegan and organic, these cookies provides 100% of your daily need of vitamin D, B12 and omega-3. They're also high in zinc, iron, calcium and fibre. Our original and no-added sugar range are available in 3 tasty flavours. 

What’s your favourite seeds and how do you enjoy them? 

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Have a healthy happy time. 

naanu team