Seeds For Better Health

Achieve Wellness of Saint Louis

Author: Kathy Ferguson, Member

Seeds may be tiny, but they are packed with nutrients like protein, fiber, iron, omega-3 fatty acids and other vitamins. There’s been a lot of “super seed” hype and currently you can find these seeds in plenty of packaged foods. Let’s take a closer look! Wheat germ used to be the only additive around and we would sprinkle it on yogurt, but now flaxseed, hemp seed and chia seed recipes are becoming more popular. But why bother eating them in the first place?

Flax has been cultivated for centuries. Hippocrates wrote about using flax for relief of abdominal pains and the French Emperor Charlemagne favored flax seed so much, he passed laws requiring it’s consumption! The main health benefits of flax seed are due to its rich content of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), dietary fiber and lignans. Lignans are plant compounds that have estrogen like effects and…

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