However small they may be, seeds are jam-packed with alot of good stuff. From proteins and antioxidants to rich oils that improve your overall wellbeing - these little guys are small but mighty.
But what exactly is it that makes these seeds the super supplements they are? Have a look down below at five seeds that can boost your body in all the right ways. And don't forget to check out my beginners guide to meal prepping plus a Raspberry and Chia Overnight Brekkie Jar here.
They look like tiny beautiful rubies and taste amazing. Sweet on the palette, these seeds are packed with Vitamin C which boosts your immune system tremendously.
The vitamin C contained in these red seeds also play a crucial role in the production of collagen, which promotes healing for wounds and the strengthening of teeth and bones.
Pomegranate seeds can also be used in various foods and drinks, like healthy smoothies, tasty salads, and even sauces! Try my Oven Baked Cauliflower and Broccoli Steaks with Pomegranate and learn the art of cooking vegetables here.
These mini superheroes are full of fatty acids and are rich in protein. Considered a very tasty snack, pumpkin seeds can be toasted and enjoyed on their own while providing more fibre in half a cup than most nuts.
Pumpkin seeds are also used to make oil that can be utilized when cooking - providing high quantities of zinc and bringing a delicious note to your food.
If you’re considering stocking up on this must-have in the kitchen, do yourself a favour and visit www.thepumpkinhouse.com.au for 100% authentic pumpkin seed oil. Also why not try my homemade Berry Crumble here or learn about other tasty toppers here.
Extremely high in Fibre, these seeds are great for a healthy digestive system. Flax seeds are also known to promote cardiovascular wellbeing, improve cholesterol, and lower blood pressure. They can be baked into all kinds of goodies or used in smoothies and salads, whatever your preference may be.
Ingesting these small seeds before having a meal can also make you feel less hungry and might lessen the amount of food you consume - so it’s basically a meal suppressant in a way.
Say goodbye to starving yourself - just have a handful of flax seeds instead! You might like these Omega Cheese Crackers with Lemony Goat's Cheese Dip here.
These extraordinarily delicious seeds are sourced from a flowering plant referred to as the Sesamum indicum plant. These oil-rich seeds grow in a pod similar to poppy seeds.
Sesame seeds consist of a large amount of nutritious and healthy elements. These seeds can help lower cholesterol, blood pressure, and even inflammation. They contain 5 grams of protein per 30 grams serving. They're also a good source of vitamin B1, B3, and B6. Vitamin B is directly linked with your energy levels and brain function, so make sure you pop them on and in everything!
You would think that's enough, but it doesn’t stop there. Being rich in antioxidants, means that they're ideal for a healthy body. If they taste familiar, you've probably already noticed them in Asian cuisine. Try my Tray Baked Salmon with Avocado Mash here.
Whether you use them in your food, in a daily smoothie to boost your health, or even enjoy them as a tasty snack, incorporating the above seeds are crucial to a well-balanced diet.
So, go and get yourself some of these little boosters, you’ll really see-d the difference!