Human diet consists of different stuffs such as tubers, leaves, flowers, fruits, seeds, roots and many more. All of them are very healthy and promotes heath. ‘Seeds‘ are one of the most important parts of human diet. Grains, cereals, lentils etc all comes under the classification. Here we will be talking about Top 5 Edible seeds with Mighty health benefits.
There are many seeds that we can’t consume; such as mango seed, orange seed etc. Our topic will be covering the overview of edible seeds.
What are Edible seeds?
They come in all different sizes, shapes and colours. The seed is an embryonic plant itself and the origin of nutrition. A plant goes to great lengths to produce each seed and fill it with high concentrations of vitamins, minerals, proteins, essential oils and dormant enzymes. Seeds also provide most cooking oils, many beverages and spices and some important food additives. In different seeds the seed embryo or the endosperm dominates and provides most of the nutrients. The storage proteins of the embryo and endosperm differ in their amino acid content and physical properties.
Seeds are the origination of most of the plants. Those small things contains a life in it. We human being practice a very wrong thing i.e., after eating anything we throw the seeds as a garbage. One must know that seeds are much healthier than the fruits itself.
Now, lets proceed to those five seeds which are very beneficial for health.
List of 5 Edible mighty seeds:-
1. Sunflower seeds:-
Sunflower is the only flower which moves with the Sun. It also resembles the sun; bright yellow in colour and huge in shape. Sunflower seeds are an excellent source of vitamin E, the body’s primary fat-soluble antioxidant. Vitamin E travels throughout the body neutralizing free radicals that would otherwise damage fat-containing structures and molecules, such as cell membranes, brain cells, and cholesterol.
Sunflower seeds are a good source of magnesium. Numerous studies have demonstrated that magnesium helps reduce the severity of asthma, treats allergy, lower high blood pressure, and prevent migraine headaches, as well as reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke.
2. Hemp seeds:-
In the present date, Hemp seeds are the richest known source of polyunsaturated essential fatty acids. Eating hemp seeds in any form could aid to cure the people suffering from immune deficiency diseases. It is a rich source of phytonutrients, the disease-protective element of plants with benefits protecting your immunity, bloodstream, tissues, cells, skin, organs and mitochondria. These are pure healing foods which are good always These edibles are more digestible protein than meat, whole eggs, cheese, human milk, cows milk or any other high protein food.
3. Pumpkin seeds:-
Pumpkin is one of highly fibrous and low-calorie food. It is very light hence good for digestion.Did you know that pumpkin seeds can prevent kidney stones? Studies suggest that pumpkin seeds can help prevent certain kidney stone formations like calcium oxalate kidney stone. Pumpkin seeds are very good to cure depression and to boost up your mood. When you will notice the diet chart of Americans, you will surely notice the presence of presence of pumpkin seeds.Add pumpkin seeds to your list of foods rich in protein. 100 grams of seeds on a daily basis provide 54 percent of the daily requirement in terms of protein.
4. Flax seeds:-
Some call it one of the most powerful plant foods on the planet. There’s some evidence it may help reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes. That’s quite a tall order for a tiny seed that’s been around for centuries. Flax seeds are rich in dietary fibres, Omega-3,6. lignin, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and many other trace metals which makes it the treasure of health.Recent studies have suggested that flaxseed may have a protective effect against breast cancer, prostate cancer, and colon cancer.
Ground flax-seed provides more nutritional benefits than does the whole seed. Grind the seeds at home using a coffee grinder or blender, and add them to cereals, baked goods and smoothies.
5. Sesame seeds:-
During winters, Sesame seeds are widely used in the form of desserts and sweets.Sesame seeds may be the oldest condiment known to man. They are highly valued for their oil which is exceptionally resistant to rancidity. These are rich in magnesium, copper, calcium, iron, phosphorus, zinc, dietary fibres and many more.The seeds are also very valuable sources of dietary protein with fine quality amino acids that are essential for growth, especially in children. Just 100 g of seeds provide about 18 g of protein (32% of daily recommended values).
The seeds of Sesame also helps to abide many disorders such as Piles, eye disorders, kidney problems, joint pain, ulcers and many more. Just a hand full of sesame a day provides enough recommended levels of phenolic anti-oxidants, minerals, vitamins and protein.
This was the list of five edible seeds which are rich in health benefits. So include these in your diet and keep yourself healthy. Take care and live well!
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She holds a Bachelor Degree in Alternative Medicine and interested in Naturopathy.