HEALTH BENEFITS OF SEEDS

HEALTH BENEFITS OF SEEDS

Staying healthy and fit is the top concern of people, at least most of them. Everyone wants to have a fit body, strong immunity, good appearance, good internal health etc. and this only comes with healthy eating and little exercise. Seeds are long known for their health benefits and are used in most dishes, salads, smoothies or simply are eaten roasted. Here are health benefits of some popular seeds we use on regular terms those we need to include in our diet:

HEALTH BENEFITS OF SEEDS

  1. CHIA SEEDS

Chia seeds are good source of omega 3 fatty acids which are also known as polyunsaturated fats.  They are an excellent source of antioxidant. Thus chia seeds help in protecting body from aging, free radicals and cancer.  Chia seeds are excellent source of dietary fat and they can be used to lower cholesterol level and to lower triglycerides and is very beneficial in increasing good cholesterol. More: Chia seeds benefits >>

  1. HEMP SEEDS

Hemp seeds are a great source of calcium.  Apart from calcium, it also provides omega 3 fatty acids and vitamins A, D (helps convert sunlight to calcium) and E. It has more properties like being anti-aging in nature; reduce inflammation in the body, purify blood thus treating and preventing acne etc. More: Hemp oil beauty benefits >>

  1. POMEGRANATE SEEDS

Pomegranate seeds help in protecting your skin from the harmful rays of the sun. The fruit is rich in antioxidants that also stunts growth of tumour. These seeds are known to elongate fibroblast life, which in turn boosts the production of elastin and collagen thereby tightening the skin and preventing the formation of fine lines. More: Amazing benefits of pomegranates >>

  1. SUNFLOWER SEEDS

These underrated superseeds are an excellent source of B vitamins, including foliate and vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that protects cells from damage, helps maintain healthy hair and skin, and may work to prevent cancer. Avoid salted versions, which often have high levels of sodium. More: Benefits of sunflower seeds >>

  1. CUMIN SEEDS

Cumin supports healthy prenatal development in pregnant women. It is also believed to make childbirth easier, and improves the milk supply of nursing mothers. Cumin seeds improve digestion and relieve many common digestive ailments, including flatulence (gas), bloating, diarrhoea, nausea and indigestion.  Stimulates hair growth and keeps skin clear. More: Benefits of cumin water >>

  1. SESAME SEEDS

This seed has a remarkable amount of calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc, fibre and much more. This seed is also great for the heart and lowering cholesterol levels. The copper levels in this tiny seed are known to help those with rheumatoid arthritis, reducing swelling as well as pain. The calcium within the seed will help prevent colon cancer, migraines, PMS and osteoporosis. More: Superseeds you should be eating >>

  1. FLAX SEEDS

The presence of soluble fibre in these seeds ensure that cholesterol levels are tackled.  The soluble fibre has the potential to lower the levels of sugar in blood and thus prevent the unexpected spike induced issues.  The rich concentration of essential fatty acids in flaxseeds are known to be good for your bones, especially if you are a diabetic. More: Flaxseeds benefits >>

  1. APRICOT SEEDS

Apricot seeds are rich in vitamin B17 called as amygdalin. It helps prevent cancer and also damages the present cancer cells thus preventing it from spreading to other parts of the body. It also contains fibre that balances metabolism and speeds up digestion.

  1. GRAPE SEEDS

Grape seeds are rich in vitamin E, flavonoids, linoleic acid and polyphenols. Reduces inflammation in the heart and body, reduces high blood pressure and high cholesterol. It also helps maintain healthy thick hair and keeps skin clear. More: Powerful uses of grapeseed extract >>

  1. PUMPKIN SEEDS

Pumpkin seeds decrease oxidative stress and thus help improve insulin regulation and prevent diabetes complications. Regular consumption of pumpkin seeds makes your immunity strong. Zinc is essential for body for increasing immunity, cell growth and division, sleep, mood, your senses of taste and smell, eye and skin health etc. and zinc is abundantly present in pumpkin seeds. More: Pumpkin oil benefits >>