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Are Chia, Hemp, And Flax Seeds Worth The Hype?

The seeds trend is gaining momentum. The seeds are tiny, but they offer significant benefits.

Vitamins, minerals, fiber, protein, antioxidants, and other bioactive substances make these nutrients essential to health.

These are a few top seeds to include in your diet, what makes them unique, and how to sneak them into your daily diet.

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Sesame Seeds

Sesame seeds are a good source of protein, fiber, and magnesium, with approximately 23% of your daily needs.

Sesame seeds also contain antioxidants that fight cellular damage and other diseases.

They seem to reduce blood pressure and cholesterol while demonstrating anti-cancer effects in lab studies.

Pumpkin Seeds

An ounce of pumpkin seeds contains 13% of your daily iron requirement.

U.S. public health authorities call iron a nutrient of public concern because it is insufficient in many women and kids.

Pumpkin seeds are also high in plant sterols. They mimic cholesterol, so they compete for absorption, which may reduce cholesterol levels.

Flax Seeds

Flax seed consumption can also provide fiber, a nutrient missing from the diets of 95% of people.

They have a mild nuttiness and may be especially good for your heart.

Ground flax seeds are better than whole ones as the whole grains can pass through your digestive system intact.

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Chia Seeds

Despite the tiny size, this small orb can hold 12 times its weight in water and is exceptionally fiber-rich.

In addition to omega-3 ALA, these seeds can prevent heart disease through their anti-inflammatory properties.

In addition to their high nutritional value, chia seeds may be able to help curb your appetite.

Sunflower Seeds

Among other factors, these seeds are super because of their Vitamin E content.

The sunflower seed provides nearly 40% of your daily need for selenium and vitamin E.

In addition to its anti-cancer capabilities, it kills damaged cells through apoptosis.