As a food supply business we stock a great many types of seeds and pulses, and so we were interested in an excellent article we came across the other day extolling the virtues of 5 certain types of seeds.
The article was on the Times Now New website and here are the 5 seeds it mentions and the various health benefits that they provide:
Chia seeds are a great source of fibre, omega-3 fats, high-quality protein. They also contain many essential nutrients such as magnesium, manganese, thiamine, etc. Studies have shown that chia seeds may help reduce blood sugar and reduce inflammation, which is a risk factor for heart disease.
Loaded with fibre, protein, omega-3 fats and various nutrients, flaxseeds have gained huge attention owing to its health properties, including improving cholesterol level, controlling blood sugar and prevention of cancer. Lignans, polyphenols found in flaxseeds act as important antioxidants in the body. Evidence suggests that eating flaxseeds may reduce cholesterol, blood sugar and even lower the risk of cancer.
Probably one of the most consumed seeds, pumpkin seeds contain high levels of monounsaturated fats, omega-6 fats and phosphorus apart from many other essential nutrients. A numbe rof studies have shown the plant compounds in these seeds may help improve heart health and symptoms of prostate can urinary disorders.
This healthy seed contains significant amounts of lignans, which may help protect the body from cancer and improve sex hormone status for oestrogen. They are great sources of linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid that may help reduce bad cholesterol. Studies suggest that sesame may be beneficial in reducing inflammation and oxidative stress.
These delicious seeds contain high amounts of B complex vitamins, vitamin E, fibre, protein, magnesium, selenium and copper, all of which make it an ideal choice to include in a healthy diet. They are an excellent source of both monounsaturated and omega-6 fats, which may help reduce inflammation and cholesterol levels.
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