Who knew not only foods or fruits but their seeds that we generally throw away can have so many health benefits. When we were young, our parents would chuck the pips and share the fruit. Today at grocer’s we spend much more for the seeds – from flax to mixed seeds – to musk melon and watermelon seeds – all going at a big premium.
1) Pomegranate Seeds: A great source of vitamin C, fiber and potassium it is very low in calories, and vitamin c is also good for eyesight and weight loss. It can also correct your haemoglobin levels.
2) Flax Seeds: It has anti-inflammatory properties, also one of the best dietary sources of soluble fiber, this helps in regulation of blood sugar level. A study published in the journal Clinical Nutrition found that the consumption of flax aids in keeping blood-pressure numbers from boiling over into an unhealthy range that raises the risk for cardiovascular disease.
3) Sunflower Seeds: A good source of body-friendly unsaturated fats. Also has several mineral like magnesium, copper, and manganese. But it is famous for its very rich vitamin E content.
4) Hemp Seeds: A vegetarian sources of complete protein, it has amino acids, which is great for building muscles which then burns calories. Harvard University scientists concluded that higher intakes of magnesium are associated with a 30 percent lower risk of cardiovascular disease
5) Pumpkin Seeds: Pumpkin seeds are nutritional powerhouses. It has good amounts of iron, magnesium, testosterone-boosting zinc, and vitamin K. According to research conducted by Dutch scientists, higher intakes of vitamin K may confer protection against developing type 2 diabetes.
6) Chia Seeds: they are a great source of antioxidants like omega-3 and has fatty acids which helps to raise the level of HDL which is good cholesterol, and helps fight cardiovascular attacks. It is also a good source of fiber, iron and calcium.
7) Cumin Seeds: It aids the digestion process and helps to improve immunity. It also helps with treating piles, and boils. It has shown few cancer fighting values.