When it comes to having a diet that is balanced, nutritious and sustainable it’s essential to do some research. A lot of the time we neglect foods that are easily accessible and that pack a lot of nutritious goodness. A lot of this goodness that we need can simply be derived from various plants, trees, fruits and vegetables. Super seeds for example are one type of food that a lot of us forget about. And it makes sense; they’re just little seeds after all. In this blog we’ve decided to list our recommendations for 5 Super Seeds you should consider having in your diet.
Pumpkin Seeds (pepitas)
Pumpkin seeds, also known as ‘pepitas’ are a fantastic source of B vitamins, iron, magnesium, zinc and protein. They are packed full of essential fatty acids and can even possibly help to lower bad cholesterol.
Don’t get confused with marijuana. Although they’re still members of the cannabis family, that don’t actually contain THC (marijuana’s active ingredient). Hemp seeds are a great super seed that is full of protein and omega 3 & 6 fatty acids.
Sunflower seeds are another great source of B vitamins. They are also full of powerful antioxidants and rich in proteins and heart-healthy fats.
Flax seeds are actually one of the best dietary sources of soluble fibre. They help to slow digestions which essentially allows for better regulation of blood sugar. Flax seeds also are a fantastic source of omega-3 fatty acids. You can mix some ground flax into your cereals or mix it up in a protein shake!
Chia seeds are one of the most common super seeds around, and there’s a reason for this. They are incredibly high in fibre, iron, folate, calcium, magnesium and omega-3 fatty acids. By being high in soluble fibre, these seeds are great at helping to reduce cholesterol and stabilise blood sugar levels.
Although at Treeman Melbourne, we’re definitely not nutritionists, we do like to look after ourselves. We understand the importance of good health and promoting the benefits of plants and seeds is something which we’re passionate about.