Stay Healthy and Fit: 10 Healthiest Seeds On the Planet

Seeds are full of proteins, essential oils, minerals and other healthy nutrients, so if you want to stay healthy and fit, you know what to introduce to your diet.

Remember to eat them raw because they will lose a lot of nutritional components with roasting. But, you can also soak, ground or mash seeds, if they are difficult to eat. Eat the raw and unsalted, and avoid sugar coated one.

Here are the 10 healthiest seeds you can find on the planet.

1. Chia Seeds


Serving size: One teaspoon.

These are just some facts about these powerful and healthy seeds:

  • 2.5 times more protein than kidney beans
  • 3 times the antioxidant strength of blueberries
  • 3 times more iron than spinach
  • 6 times more calcium than milk
  • 7 times more vitamin C than oranges
  • 8 times more omega-3 than salmon
  • 10 times more fiber than rice
  • 15 times more magnesium than broccoli

Full of vitamins and minerals, chia seeds are a great way to intake fiber, proteins and keep your body in a healthy state with omega-3 fatty acids that this seed contains.

Chia seeds will help alleviate joint pain, help with weight loss and boost your energy. Diabetes and heart disease don’t stand a chance with these seeds. Who are, by the way, gluten free.

2. Hemp Seeds


Serving size: One teaspoon.

These seeds contain:

  • About all 20 amino acids, which includes 9 essential amino acids that our body doesn’t have and cannot produce
  • This seed is full of proteins
  • Hemp can boost your immunity and help people who are suffering from immune deficiency diseases. Also can treat deficiencies brought on by severe nutrition blocking diseases and tuberculosis.
  • It is full of essential fatty acids, more than any other seed.
  • Hemp seeds has a ratio of 3:1 of Omega-6 Linoleic Acid and Omega-3 Linolenic Acid. These acids will protect your heart and boost your immunity.
  • A perfect source of proteins for a vegan diet.
  • Rich in phytonutrients, helping you preserve your immunity, protecting your skin, organs, and tissues.
  • The richest source of polyunsaturated essential fatty acids.

3. Pomegranate Seeds


Serving size: Half a cup

One of the richest sources of antioxidants, pomegranate seeds will protect the body from free cells radicals and prevent premature aging.

These seeds will increase the level of oxygen in your body and fight free radicals. Since they are high in polyphenols (a form of antioxidant that reduces the risk of cancer and heart disease), pomegranate seeds are very healthy.

This seed also contains vitamin C, potassium and since it is low in calories, you can lose weight with it. “Mice that drank pomegranate juice were able to significantly reduce the progression of atherosclerosis, by at least 30 percent,” said study co-author Dr. Claudio Napoli, a professor of medicine and clinical pathology at the University of Naples School of Medicine in Italy.

Fight inflammations and enjoy the excellent taste of this fruit and its seeds.

4. Flax Seeds


Serving size: One or Two tablespoons (ground)

If you want to lose weight flax seed is the best way to go. Even the researchers from the University of Copenhagen reported that.

This seed is rich in Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA), lignans and dietary fiber. ALA is an anti-inflammatory agent and it fights inflammation and lowers blood levels. Flax seeds also promote healthy bowel function and since this seed is rich in fiber, it can lower blood cholesterol levels and prevent heart attacks and strokes.

You just need to grind the seeds in a coffee grinder of a blender, add them to smoothies and cereals.

5. Pumpkin Seeds


Serving Size: Half a cup

Pumpkin seeds are full of protein and with just 100 grams of them, you will have 54% of the daily requirements when it comes to protein. Pumpkin seeds are also full of vitamin B-complex, which means they are rich in thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6, and folates.
This seed can fight depression and the secret ingredient for that is a component called L-tryptophan. It can even prevent kidney stone. No wonder pumpkin seed is on the list of 10 most powerful seeds in the world.

6. Apricot Seeds


Serving Size: One-quarter of a cup

These seeds are very nutritious and they contain vitamin B17. This vitamin attacks cancer cells and prevents cancer from attacking our body.

Amygdalin (vitamin B17) can be found in many ingredients, but due to a Western diet, we don’t use them anymore. You can find it in grape seeds, broad beans, cassava and some other seeds.

Dr. Ernest T. Krebs Jr. a biochemist that produced laetrile recommended that each person should eat 10 to 12 apricot kernels a day, just to be cancer free.

7. Sesame Seeds


Serving Size: One-quarter of a cup

This seed has a big value because of its oil, which is resistant to rancidity. It is rich in magnesium, iron, calcium, vitamin B1, zinc, fiber, copper and all other healthy ingredients. The two most important ingredients are sesamin and sesamolin, and they both belong to a group called ligands (especially beneficial fibers), and they can lower your cholesterol, prevent high blood pressure and increase vitamin E supplies.

8. Sunflower Seeds


Serving Size: One-quarter of a cup

If you are in need of vitamin E, the sunflower seed is the right way to go. Vitamin E is body’s primary fat-soluble antioxidant and it travels throughout the body, eliminating free radicals. These free radicals can damage fat-containing structures and molecules, like cholesterol, brain cells, and cell membranes.

Sunflower seed is also rich in magnesium and studies have shown that magnesium helps reduce the severity of asthma, prevent a migraine and protect your heart from heart attacks and strokes.

9. Cumin Seeds


Serving size: One tablespoon

Cumin seed has so much health benefits that ancient people used it way back.

Cumin can relieve symptoms of common cold, such as a sore throat (add dry ginger to cumin water), help with digestive disorders because it is rich in iron, and also boost the power of the liver.

Also, can boost your metabolism and protect the kidneys while treating asthma and arthritis.

10. Grape Seeds


Serving size: One or two tablespoons

Grape seeds are full of vitamin E, linoleic acid, and flavonoids. It can protect your heart and prevent heart diseases like high blood pressure and high cholesterol. It will also reduce the risk of heart diseases.

According to research published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, grape seeds may even reduce the infectivity of Norovirus surrogates.



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