Eat super seeds every day! They are a high nutrient food and they are packed with healthy goodness. Seeds contain all the starting materials needed to grow into a complex plant, and because of this, they are a very alive, nutritious food.
Keeping a jar of super seed mix in the refrigerator is an easy way to have these little superfoods on hand at all times.
Many seeds (like pumpkin seeds and hemp seeds) are a complete protein source! Seeds have more protein and minerals than nuts and less saturated fat.
GOOD FATS FROM A WHOLE FOOD SOURCE
Seeds are rich in ALA Omega 3 fats which feed the brain and plays a key role in metabolism and energy production.
Having a good fat in your diet is important for the absorption of nutrients, including anti-cancer phytochemicals.
Lignans are antioxidants that may help support the immune system and can help balance hormone levels in the body.
They also have anti-estrogenic effects and can prevent naturally occurring hormones from binding to estrogen receptors and exerting their negative effects.
I am especially interested in the lignans in seeds as I am a survivor of hormone-sensitive breast cancer.
Again, as a breast cancer survivor, I am very interested in all of the health benefits of seeds.
My husband has been pre-diabetic in the past, so he also makes sure to get his seeds in every day, too!
Plant foods, in general, can be very disease protective, and so eat your seeds!