One of the most nutrient dense seeds in the world, flaxseeds top our list of super seeds. These power packed seeds are a must for daily consumption, contrary to the myth that they must be consumed during winter only. They are a storehouse of omega 3, fiber, protein, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, iron, potassium, copper and zinc. They are high in antioxidants and help in fighting cancer, menopausal symptoms, promote digestive health and are anti inflammatory. So just consume a spoonful of these seeds raw, toasted, ground and mixed with flour, or mixed with other dishes like salads, sandwiches, etc.
Hemp seeds are incredibly healthy seeds that pack a nutritional punch every time we eat them. Including them in your diet would be a prudent idea as Hemp seeds yield multiple health benefits. They have a mild yet distinct nutty flavor and are a rich source of omega-3, omega-6 fats, fiber and amino acid profile. They also contain Magnesium, Vitamin E, Potassium, Sodium, Calcium, Iron and Zinc and Protein. They reduce the risk of heart diseases, provide relief from eczema, reduce symptoms of PMS and Menstruation, aid digestion and are also believed to be associated with relaxation, blood sugar control and blood pressure control Hemp Seeds can be consumed solo- raw, cooked or roasted. They can be sprinkled on salads, blended in yogurts, or added to a smoothie, used as a topping on granola, puddings or desserts to give them an extra nutritious touch.
3. Bhangeera Seeds
Bhangeera seeds are repository of essential nutrients like vitamin E and proteins. They ensure good health for your heart, their oil helps in reducing the possibilities of cancer and the nominal presence of carbs keeps diabetes at bay.
Bhangeera seeds are primarily used to make nutritious chutney. Roast the seeds and grind them with green coriander, mint, and chili, salt and if you like it tangy, add a zest of lemon to it. These seeds can be roasted and added to soups for garnishing or just eaten solo as a healthy snack.
4. Black Sesame Seeds
Black sesame seeds have abundant Magnesium, Calcium, Vitamin B, Iron, Zinc, Vitamin E, antioxidants and phytochemicals. These nutrients help regulate blood pressure and lactation, help reduce constipation, indigestion, cholesterol, put up fight against cancer, and promote healthy heart, skin and bones. Add these seeds to your cereals, cornflakes, flour, sandwiches or just about anything .If in no mood to prepare anything, just mix them with a spoonful of honey and savour the sweet and nutty tastes!
5. White Sesame Seeds
White sesame seeds are super rich in essential minerals like copper, manganese, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, selenium etc. And owing to the diverse nutrient content, they are highly beneficial for health. Consumption of sesame seeds provides relief in rheumatoid arthritis, supports respiratory health, helps prevent colon cancer, osteoporosis, migraine and lowers cholesterol. Add them to your sandwiches, yoghurt, smoothies, ice creams, steamed veggies and enjoy the nutty taste!
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