Tip: Nutritional Benefits of Seeds

Like nuts, seeds are nutrient dense (lots of nutrition, fewer calories) and are rich sources of healthy fats.

What Seeds Are Good For YouLike nuts, seeds are nutrient dense (lots of nutrition, fewer calories) and are rich sources of healthy fats.  They are also gluten free.  Each type stands out differently in nutritional value.  Here are few popular choices:

  • Flaxseeds* are highest in omega-3s.  Two tablespoons of flaxseeds* provide 4 grams of protein and 6 grams of intestinal-friendly fiber. They also contain calcium, zinc, potassium, magnesium and folic acid.

  • Sunflower seeds are high in heart-healthy polyunsaturated fats, vitamin E, vitamin B1, magnesium, selenium, folic acid, tryptophan (relaxing & sleep-inducing amino acid) and 4 grams of fiber per 1/4 cup.

  • Sesame seeds are highest in calcium making them a rich nondairy source of calcium. They are high in omega-3s and zinc.

  • Pumpkin seeds are higher in vitamin K.

Call to Action:

Seeds are not just for the birds! Eat them individually raw as a snack and/or combine them with other foods you’re eating.

*Note: It’s best to grind flaxseeds (watch my How to video), otherwise they tend to pass undigested!

To your wellness,


2 thoughts on “Tip: Nutritional Benefits of Seeds”

  1. Hi Lynn. Love seeds. Recently discovered them and now incorporate them into almost every meal. I have a quick seed question that you might have the answer to. A friend of mine just mentioned a product called SOUL and it is supposed to be made out of seeds. Have you heard of it and if so, what is your expert opinion of it? I am now taking a product called Thrive that works great for me(and my overall health), but I am always looking for ways to continually improve. Hope you are well…I am sure you are. You are the healthiest person I know!!!

    1. Hi Sharon,
      Great to hear you’ve added seeds to your diet. I am unfamiliar with the product you mentioned, but I believe one should eat the REAL thing if at all possible.
      Have a healthy day!

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