What are almonds? The edible seed of the almond tree. Why should I eat almonds? They are the ultimate power food. If you want to increase your protein and fiber intake, protect your cells from damage, and get some heart-healthy fats, then eat almonds. Protein […]
What are chia seeds?
A tiny black and white edible seed that comes from the desert plant, Salvia hispanica, grown in Mexico and dating back to the Aztec and Mayan cultures. They are harvested from the plant’s dried up flowers.
Why are chia seeds good for me?
Known as an “ancient superfood,” these mighty seeds are packed with:
Omega 3s – help reduce inflammation and lower the fat levels in your blood, which can put you at risk for heart disease.
Protein – helps you repair and build lean muscle.
Antioxidants – helps reduce damage to cells, which in turn prevents aging.
Fiber – helps keep you “regular” and full for longer
How do I use chia seeds?
You can add them to anything: smoothies, yogurt, oatmeal, cookies, cakes and pies.
What kind of chia seeds should I buy?
A brand with the only ingredient being ‘raw chia seeds’. You can buy both whole or ground chia seeds. I typically buy Nutiva Organic Chia Seed, Ground, 12 Ounce ground chia seeds as they’re more versatile and can be added more easily to recipes.
What are pumpkin seeds?
The edible, dried and roasted seeds of pumpkins.
Why are pumpkin seeds good for me?
Pumpkin seeds are high in:
Vitamin E – an antioxidant to help protect your cells from damage.
Manganese – helps the body form connective tissues and bone and plays a role in fat and carb metabolism and blood sugar regulation.
Magnesium – important for bone formation.
How can I use pumpkin seeds?
You can add them to sauteed veggies for extra crunch, sprinkle over or bake right into breads and muffins, and put them in your granola, oatmeal or yogurt.
What kind of pumpkin seeds should I buy?
A brand with the only ingredient being ‘shelled pumpkin seeds’. I always buy Sincerely Nuts Pumpkin Seeds- Pepitas (Raw) (No Shell) 1LB Bag
What are sunflower seeds? The seeds of the edible fruit of sunflowers. Striped sunflower seeds are the ones used primarily for food purposes. Why are sunflower seeds good for me? Not only are sunflower seeds a great plant-based protein source for helping build and repair […]