The Benefits of Adding Seeds to Your Diet

Seeds may be tiny in size, but they provide our bodies with the nutrient-dense energy it needs.

Many people have nut allergies so seeds offer a great alternative. Seeds don’t seem to get the same attention as nuts do, but they sure do deserve just as much love! They are incredibly nutritious, they tend to be easier to digest and they are absolutely delicious!

So, what’s so great about seeds?

All seeds contain essential fats which are very important for our bodies; they help form healthy cell membranes, regulate blood pressure and blood clotting, support healthy skin and hair, function of the nervous system and help with the breakdown of cholesterol, among many other reasons. Plus, they are incredibly versatile; they can be ground into a flour, great for toppings on salads / toasts, for making chia pudding or they can be used as a replacement in baked goods.

Omega-3s & Omega-6 Fatty Acids

Chia seeds, flax seeds and hemp seeds contain the most omega-3s, which is great in supporting heart and brain function. Omega-3’s are also important for proper eye health. Pumpkin seeds also have high levels of essential fatty acids.

Protein & Fiber

Seeds can also be a great source of fiber and protein. Chia seeds and hemp seeds contain all 9 essential fats so they are considered a complete protein. Hemp seeds offer 9 grams of protein for 3 tablespoons! Seeds are naturally filled with fiber; which is great with the breakdown of carbohydrates and helps to control blood sugar levels. Chia seeds and flax seeds are high in soluble fiber which helps stabilize blood sugar, keeps you full longer and helps to lower cholesterol.

Nutrients & Antioxidants

Incorporating seeds into your weekly diet ensures that you will be getting your magnesium, selenium, phosphorus, zinc, iron, copper, and many other vitamins. Of all plant foods, flax seeds contain some of the highest rated antioxidants. Sesame seeds are a great source of calcium for those with dairy sensitivities.

 

Seeds to get snacking on:

Chia Seeds, Flax Seeds, Hemp Seeds, Poppy Seeds Pumpkin Seeds, Sesame Seeds, Sunflower Seeds

 

If you are looking to source any of the seeds listed above, please feel free to shoot us an email at info@bedemco.com and we would be happy to get more information over to you. We offer seeds as both conventional and organic.

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