Seeds are one of the most convenient and easy inclusions to a healthy diet. Not only are they high in fibre, but they also contain body-loving vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and healthy fats. When consumed regularly, they can assist in overall health and wellbeing. If you’re looking to make your nutrition easy as pie, seeds are perfect for you, as they can be sprinkled in super smoothies and healthy recipes, or even eaten on their own as a tasty snack. Enhance your eating today by ordering a variety of these appetizing add-ons!
Hemp seeds are a popular addition to the modern-day diet, being the seeds from the Cannabis Sativa plant (with no psychoactive component). Excellent for athletes and health lovers, they contain a valuable source of protein, with all nine essential amino acids! This is very difficult to achieve in the plant world. This makes hemp seeds a very valuable component to your vegan, vegetarian or plant-based diet.
Not only are hemp seeds a source of vegan protein, but they also have a great ratio of omega 3 to omega 6 fats. The modern diet generally gives you a ratio heavily skewed towards Omega-6 fatty acids, which contributes to chronic inflammation over time. It is crucial to include omega-3 fatty acids in your diet, and hemp seeds help you do this! As a good source of fibre, hemp seeds can help keep you fuller for longer and is a great addition to a fat loss or lean gains diet.
Chia seeds are tiny black and/or white seeds traditionally used by the Aztecs and Mayans and considered almost a staple in the modern plant-based diet. They contain omega-3 fatty acids, as well as a filling amount of fibre, a great choice for anyone looking to diet or restrict calories. There are many ways to begin using chia seeds in your diet – a popular way is to enjoy chia seed pudding, which can be made as simply or as difficult as you’d like! An easy and quick way would be to combine chia seeds with full cream coconut milk and maple syrup. Leave it overnight for the tastiest breakfast!
Another delicious way to add heart-healthy fats to your day is with a crunchy seed snack. Delicious on their own or as toppings, pepitas and pumpkin seeds are powerful little health bites that can take your nutrition to the next level. Pumpkin seeds are a source of B and E vitamins, as well as minerals and essential fatty acids. Pepitas are very similar, though they are harvested from different pumpkin varieties.