The seeds offer a whole host of benefits. Consumed as part of a healthy diet, they help reduce blood sugar and fight against aging. They also help to significantly reduce the risk of certain chronic diseases. Here are the 5 best seeds to keep in shape!
Sunflower seeds are an important source of antioxidants and vitamin E.
Antioxidants help fight cell aging caused by free radicals. They also help to reduce the risk of the appearance of cardiovascular pathologies and certain cancers.
These molecules also slow down the aging of skin cells.
Vitamin E helps protect the cell membrane. It also helps to improve the immune system and minimize the risk of having chronic diseases, such as heart disease.
Sunflower seeds contain phosphorus which keeps teeth and bones healthy. These seeds are also rich in copper (essential element for the formation of collagen) and iron (essential element for the transport of oxygen).
Finally, sunflower seeds are a good source of vitamin B6 and magnesium. These elements prevent muscle cramps, reduce the risk of osteoporosis and sometimes even help relieve menstrual pain.
How to use sunflower seeds in cooking? You can integrate them into meals and include them in salads or with raw vegetables.
Like sunflower seeds, sesame seeds are antioxidants. They are a good source of protein, zinc and calcium.
Sesame seeds protect cell membranes against free radicals. They also reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. In addition, these seeds can reduce the risk of certain cancers, in particular thanks to their vitamin E content.
Rich in lignans, these seeds have a positive impact on estrogen. They reduce the risk of certain cancers by regulating hormone levels during menopause.
In addition, sesame seeds are rich in fiber. They improve intestinal transit and participate in the absorption of carbohydrates and lipids, which lowers cholesterol levels.
How to use sesame seeds in cooking? You can use sesame seeds to make bread, bagels, crackers, and breadsticks. In Asian cuisine, they are used in the preparation of sushi, soups, etc. In North African cuisine, they are mainly used in pastries (Moroccan chebakia, for example).
Also called “hempseed”, hemp seeds are not lacking in virtues!
The nutrients (omega-3 and omega-6) contained in hemp seeds improve the health of hair and skin. They also help reduce cholesterol levels and preserve the cell membranes of the nervous system.
They also include a large amount of fiber, beneficial to the digestive and cardiovascular system. They are also rich in phytosterol (a cholesterol-lowering plant compound) and vitamin E.
On the other hand, hemp seeds give a quick feeling of satiety.
How to use hemp seeds in cooking? You can mix them with your salad or grind them to prepare a vegetable drink.
An excellent source of fiber, flaxseeds help our body stabilize blood sugar levels and, like hemp seeds, they help us feel full longer.
These seeds are loaded with brain-beneficial omega-3s, and improve eye health by reducing the risk of macular degeneration.
Flaxseeds also help with weight loss and are a natural treatment for constipation.
Finally, these seeds do not contain gluten. They are therefore ideal for people allergic or intolerant to gluten, provided they are eaten crushed, crushed or ground to assimilate all their benefits.
How to use flax seeds in cooking? You can add them to the drink of your choice, to sweet dishes or to a smoothie. You can also put seeds on your croque-monsieur or in your aperitif cakes.
Pumpkin seeds are rich in iron, zinc, magnesium and protein. They also contain all types of minerals, nutrients, antioxidants and certain amino acids that help reduce anxiety.
These seeds are among the best natural sources of B vitamins, such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and pantothenic acid.
Pumpkin seeds provide benefits for people suffering from bad cholesterol. In addition, pumpkin seed oil is a good source of phytoestrogens. These help increase good cholesterol and reduce blood pressure, hot flashes, headaches, joint pain and other symptoms of menopause.
Finally, these seeds contain zinc and tryptophan, an amino acid that can help you sleep better!
How to use pumpkin seeds in cooking? You can roast pumpkin seeds in the oven, caramelize them or even make a cereal bar with pumpkin seeds.
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