Seeds are a powerhouse of nutrients. They contain heart-, bone-, muscle-, brain- and immune-supporting nutrients, many of which we aren’t eating enough of.
“Seeds and eggs are similar in that they both contain stored nutrients that can later form a future plant – or animal in the case of eggs,” notes Janet Colson, a registered dietitian and director of the nutrition and food science program at Middle Tennessee State University. “The stored nutrients are very concentrated because seeds contain very little water. They pack a lot of nutrients into a very small space.”
Seeds are good sources of healthy fats, vegetarian protein, fibre and antioxidant polyphenols, all of which benefit health. Include seeds in your diet to be healthy.