From aiding weight loss to promoting heart health: 5 super seeds and their health benefits; ways to eat them  |  Photo Credit: iStock Images
New Delhi: Seeds have gained immense popularity owing to their nutritional benefits - ranging from regulating blood sugar levels and lowering cholesterol to improving cardiovascular health and weight loss. Seeds are great sources of dietary fibre, protein, healthy fats, and several essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Seeds are extremely nutritious and can be consumed as part of a healthy diet.
In the modern era, good health is a challenge by itself. Growing awareness about wellness and the role of nutrition fuelled minds to go back to traditional foods. Recently, oil seeds are gaining increasing attention for their positive impact on disease prevention and health promotion. Despite being small in size, they are termed as superfoods for the role they play which is beyond basic nutrition. And attention has now been shifted from relief to prevention and cure. We asked Greata Sherene Robinson, a nutritionist at Cloudnine Group of Hospitals, Chennai, to gain a better insight into variousseeds, which are sometimes referred to as super seeds, and how they are beneficial to your health.
Safe serving size - 1.5 tablespoon(20g)
Safe serving size - 1 tablespoon(5g)
Safe serving size - cup(100 g)
Safe serving size - 2 tablespoon(30 g)
Safe serving size - 1 tablespoon(15 g)
Now as we know the benefits lets look at the ways we can add them to our food and make it nutritious.
Tip: The seeds can get rancid soon so always store them in cool, dry place. Do not buy packaged seeds which will be loaded with extra added salt. Check before you buy the seed product. Moderation is the key. Do not over indulge on them as they might cause issues with yourhealth. Keep them on light key to get the full benefits. Happy seed eating!
Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.