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Edible Seeds are Packed with Nutrients
January 2019
 
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Edible Seeds are Packed with Nutrients

Edible Seeds are Packed with Nutrients

Healthy and Well Being – Chiaseed is Good for Weight Loss

Are seeds edible? Not only are they edible, but they are also full of nutrients, and when incorporated into your daily diet, these tiny seeds can provide plentiful nutritional value.

Chia is one of the most popular healthy seeds. It contains multiple nutrients, and it ranks comparatively high among whole-grain foods in nutritional density. Chia seed is most famous for its high fibre content. It also has a high water-binding capacity which boosts satiety, and so helps you eat less. Simply mix chia seeds with any liquid until they swell up and thicken, and they’re ready to serve. Alternatively, you can sprinkle them raw on salads for a crunchy texture.

Nutritional information source

Registered Dietitian at Hong Kong Adventist Hospital

 

Healthy and Well Being – Flaxseed Promotes a Healthy Heart

Flaxseeds and chia seeds are both rich in α-linolenic acid, which can help lower cholesterol level and blood pressure, reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. Their anti-inflammatory properties can also protect cells and are beneficial to heart health.

Ground or chopped flaxseed can be consumed raw or toasted and baked into muffins; it can also be ground and added into smoothies, allowing nutrients to be absorbed more easily. Flaxseed oil can be mixed into a salad to give it a nutty aroma.

Nutritional information source

Registered Dietitian at Hong Kong Adventist Hospital

 

Healthy and Well Being – Pumpkinseed Helps Relieve Stress

Pumpkin seeds are great stress relievers. Loaded with nutrients like beta-carotene, protein, vitamins A, B1 and B2, magnesium and manganese, their vitamin B5 content is particularly helpful in reducing stress and anxiety. Pumpkin seeds also contain unsaturated fatty acid which is effective in lowering blood pressure.

Roasted pumpkin seeds make great snacks and can be sprinkled on pumpkin soup for added texture. Be sure to get raw pumpkin seeds, as cooked ones often contain large amounts of seasonings such as salt and sugar, which place an extra burden on the body.

Nutritional information source

Registered Dietitian at Hong Kong Adventist Hospital

 

 

 

 

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