Seeds aren’t just fun to eat, they’re healthy in a surprising number of ways! Below are the four seeds Laura Jeffers (MEd, RD, LD) recommends to boost your nutrition.
Tips for using chia, flax, sunflower and sesame
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A good snack pack for work could have your “daily allowance” of all four seeds and maybe some walnuts or almonds to add bulk.
I used to keep bags of nuts at my desk, but I found that I couldn’t drop any weight with the constant temptation. Changing to un-salted helped. I think I could eat 8 oz of salted sunflower seeds in an afternoon!
Yes, it happened to me too, first I was buying the salty ones… but then I noticed that I was not drinking enough water so I changed to the unsalted ones and now I add them to my dinner which consists in natural yoghurt, some fruit and mix of nuts and raisins.
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It’s good to emphasize that seeds like flax pretty much pass through your body if they’re not ground. This poses a problem for companies that make healthy bars – the ground flax seeds don’t have a very long shelf life. So they usually add them whole (so they stay fresh longer and are also visible to the consumer – i.e. marketing) even though there is very little health benefit. So the solution: make your own! Whole seeds stay fresh for quite a long time – just grind them as you need them.
Yes!! Thank you for adding that, it is important indeed 🙂
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