The 10 Healthiest ‘Superfood’ Seeds
Superfoods have gained a lot of attention over the past year, and for good reason. They provide essential nutrients the body needs to function properly such as antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, and polyphenols.
However, many people have become so obsessed with superfoods that they have neglected the importance of seeds — “superfood” seeds — and the benefits that they also have on overall health and well-being.[slideshow:96320]
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Seeds such as flax and chia have gained more popularity over the past few years, while other seeds such as cumin and hemp have been used for centuries.
The seeds on this list contain different amounts of vitamins and minerals. You might want to add a certain seed to your diet depending on what you are looking to improve. For instance, if you tend to get sick a lot, you should eat cumin seeds because they will help you maintain a healthy immune system; if you suffer from poor circulation, you could improve this by eating sunflower seeds; and if you want to lower your blood pressure, you should eat sesame seeds.