Though they are tiny in size, they are packed with super nutrients which provide various health benefits. These seeds are rich in fibre, fats, vitamins and minerals. They help you lose weight while providing enough energy. These seeds can be a part of your diet by adding them in your salads, flour and any dish preparation.
- Here are 4 seeds you can include for your weight loss Journey
- CHIA SEEDS
Chia seeds are tiny, naturally gluten free vegan seeds which are loaded with fibre, protein and omega 3 fatty acids. These seeds promote slow digestion and provide energy to the body. Chia seeds also contain calcium and magnesium that are essential for maintaining bone health. One tablespoon (15gm) of chia seeds contain 72.9kcal, 2.5gm protein and 5gms of fibre.
Flaxseeds are also called as linseeds from flax plant. Flaxseeds are also used to make linseed oil used for carpentry purpose. These little seeds are powerful superfoods with enormous health benefits. Flaxseeds contain high omega 3 fatty acids, lignin and fibre. One tablespoon (15gm) of flax seeds contain 66.60kcal, 2.8gm protein and 4gms of fibre. Flaxseeds can be consumed by adding them in oatmeal, smoothie or just sprinkle them on salads and soups.
- PUMPKIN SEEDS
Pumpkin seeds are flat, oval shaped green colour seeds. These seeds are a great source of protein and unsaturated fats like Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids. They also contain good amount of nutrients like iron, calcium, Vitamin B2, folate and beta-carotene. Pumpkin are good for heart as they help to reduce blood pressure, regulate blood sugar levels and also helps to improve sleep.
- SESAME SEEDS
Sesame seeds are tiny crunchy flavourful seeds that contains several essential health benefiting nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins. Sesame seeds contain oleic acid which helps to reduce LDL – bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol. These seeds also contain calcium, iron, manganese, zinc, magnesium, selenium which are essential for bone mineralization, red blood cell production, enzyme synthesis, hormone production ad regulation of cardiac and skeletal muscle activity.