It is no secret that seeds can be a source of some significant nutritional benefits. Many people have heard of flaxseed and maybe even chia seeds. However, there are a large number of seeds that are good to eat and can easily be incorporated into your diet. Our protein has several seeds in it, including watermelon seed, pumpkin seed, and sunflower seed. These ingredients may have you wondering what other seeds are out there that could be beneficial to your health. We put together a list of our favorite seeds to consider adding to your diet today.
If may take a bit of work to get to the pomegranate seeds, but once you arrive, you will be happy you went through the process. These sweet little treats are packed with antioxidants, and they are a perfect low-calorie snack. Pomegranate seeds also have fiber and almost half of your daily requirement of vitamin C per serving.
Sesame seeds are often thought of as an extra. You may seem some in your Chinese food or on the crust of a pizza, but sesame seeds do carry some nutritional benefit. Sesame seeds have some protein and a good amount of fiber. In addition to sesame seeds, sesame oil is an excellent choice to use instead of olive oil, as it will be easier on your cholesterol levels.
Poppy seeds may be tiny, but they offer quite the nutritional punch. Poppy seeds contain calcium and phosphorous and help to make sure your bones are healthy and strong. Poppy seeds also contain fiber and omega-three fatty acids. Poppy seeds are easy to add to many meals or sprinkle on your salads.
Sunflower seeds are a source of fat, but it is a healthy fat. Sunflower seeds also contain proteins and fiber as well. Sunflower seeds are easily incorporated into many baking recipes and trail mixes. Sunflower seeds are some of the more natural seeds to incorporate into a diet.
Hemp seeds are not as easy to come by as sesame seeds or poppy seeds, but they are worth incorporating into your diet if possible. Hemp seeds have a ton of protein-packed into a minimal amount. Again, hemp seeds are easy to add to a shake or as a salad topping as well.
Pumpkin seeds are a great source of fiber and iron as well. Pumpkin seeds can be a great snack and easy to prepare as well. You can add spices to pumpkin seeds and bake them to be different flavors. With the omega 3’s and protein, they pack this is perfect on the go option.
The bottom line is not to be afraid to experiment in your diet with different healthy seeds. As we mentioned earlier, our powder has watermelon seeds in it. How many times in your life have you spat a watermelon seed out? Think about all that potential nutrition that you missed out on.