The Health Benefits of Eating Seeds

I really enjoy my daily intake of seeds and have become quite passionate about them since adding them to my diet over 2 years ago.  I include a cocktail of 5 super seeds as part of my breakfast, namely chia, sesame, nigella, mustard and sunflower with a little honey and two dessert spoons of coconut oil. During this period my joints have become more flexible, particularly my knees and running up and down the stairs is like child’s play. I kick football with my 8 year old grandson in the park and thoroughly enjoy the exercise, with enough energy to keep up with him. 

As a woman in my 60s, I suffer no effects from menopause, other than the loss of my periods and take no prescription medication. This should not be surprising for like eggs, seeds contain all that is required for new life. One could say she’s lucky but I prefer to think that I am careful about my diet and exercise.

These 5 super seeds to which I refer, are high in monounsaturated fats and amino acids needed to form digestible protein. They also contain a variety of vitamins and minerals such as calcium, magnesium and potassium to name a few, which help to keep our hearts healthy and our bodies disease free. Of course, there are many other seeds of equal merit on the market today, but for now, I will concentrate on the 5 named seeds, looking at a different seed each week. Who knows, if interest is there, we can go on to discuss other favourites

MY SEED COCKTAIL RECIPE

 

  • 1/2 tsp chai seeds 

  • 1/2 tsp sesame seeds 

  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds 

  • 1/4 nigella seeds

  • 1 tsp sunflower seeds 

  • 1/4 tsp honey 

  • 2 dessert spoons coconut oil

 

    Mix all ingredient together thoroughly. 

 

 Chrystal Butler

Chia Seeds

Sesame Seeds

Mustard Seeds

Sunflower Seeds