Seeds are not only super tasty , but also very nutritious!!
When it comes to food and eating, it is important to realise that food is food and not just numbers. It is not good to get caught up in seeing foods as protein/carbs/fat or just seeing food as numbers, however it may be interesting to see which foods contain alot of certain nutrients or minerals. Example if you need to increase your calcium or iron intake it might be beneficial to know which foods contain alot of that nutrient.
All foods contain different nutrients and minerals, i.e nuts and seeds are both a protein, fiber and fat source. As well as having antioxidants, different fatty acids and different vitamin and mineral compositions.
Not everyone is interested in knowing the nutrition facts of foods, but if you are…. here comes a little infographic with nutrition facts of 5 different seeds! (I am also going to make one about nuts).
If you like these types of nutrition posts, or other similar nutrition posts let me know!! I want to get back into sharing a little more nutrition posts when i have the time 🙂
Ways to eat more seeds:
Add to yoghurt or oats. Add some seeds ontop of your salad. Add some sesame seeds ontop of your food!
Roast them and eat as a snack. Make chiaseed pudding. Make seed crackers. Make raw food balls using different seeds.
Eat just as they are!
Like with all foods… important to eat them in moderation and balance. Especially with chia seeds and crushed flax seeds as they contain alot of fiber. Also crushed flax seeds contain the substance linamarin, which is converted into hydrogen cyanide in the body which is toxic. So don’t consume more than 2tbsp crushed flaxseeds. Whole flaxseeds aren’t broken down in the body, meaning that the linamarin isn’t absorbed and converted into hydrogen cyanide in the body. However whole flaxseeds are rich in fiber meaning you shouldn’t overconsume them unless you want stomach cramps and risk for diarrhea.