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Seven Healthy Super-Seeds You Should Be Eating Right Now

Adarsh Soni

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While the latest trend of eating papaya seeds to treat intestinal parasites might be nothing more than just a baseless claim, there are plenty of other super-seeds that are actually loaded with nutrients. Here are seven healthy options that you should add to your diet immediately.

Flax Seeds

Two tablespoons of flax seeds contain four grams of protein and six grams of fibre. The seeds are rich in antioxidants and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) which is a type of Omega-3 fatty acid. ALA can improve your cardiovascular health and may reduce the risk of a stroke. Flax seeds are also an excellent source of lignan, which is a plant compound and is believed to prevent the growth of tumour cells. You can always bake the seeds into muffins and cookies but a healthier way of consuming them is by sprinkling on top of your salads, smoothies, cereal or soups.

Chia Seeds

Two tablespoons of chia seeds contain about ten grams of fibre along with protein, antioxidants, iron, calcium, magnesium and zinc. They are also an excellent source of Omega-3 fatty acids that helps keep your cholesterol levels in check. When soaked in water, these tiny seeds can absorb up to ten times their weight and are perfect to add to your puddings and smoothies. You can also add them on top of your breakfast cereal, yoghurt or fruit salad.

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