Use These Super Seeds In Your Kitchen
Flax seeds: According to Mayo Clinic, flax seeds are commonly used to improve digestive health or relieve constipation. Most nutrition experts recommend ground over whole flax seeds because the ground form is easier to digest. Flax seeds are high in fibre and omega-3 fatty acids, as well as phytochemicals called lignans. Add a tablespoon of ground flaxseed to your hot or cold breakfast cereal.
Chia seeds: Says a report from Harvard T N Chan School of Public Health, chia seeds contain several components that, when eaten as part of a balanced plant-rich diet, may prevent the development of various chronic diseases. The fiber in chia seeds may help to lower LDL cholesterol and can prevent blood sugar spikes after eating a meal and promote a feeling of fullness. Sprinkle them on salads, mixed fruit, yogurt, and oatmeal.
Pumpkin seeds: Pumpkin seeds are a great source of dietary fibre. Shelled seeds provide 1.1 grams of fibre in a single 28-gram serving.
Research has shown that a diet high in fibre can promote good digestive health. Roast them for a snack or grind them up to mix into a meal.
Sesame seeds: Black sesame seeds are used in Ayurveda as an excellent laxative. regularly eating sesame seeds may help decrease high cholesterol and triglycerides — the risk factors for heart disease. They are a natural source of protein essential for everything from muscles to hormones.