The healthiest seeds in the world and how to consume

Chia Seeds
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Chia seeds increase physical endurance and overall health of the human body. Contain incredible amounts of omega-3 fatty acids – which represent 60% of the total fat in the seeds. Omega-3 fatty acids in our body are in too small quantities to meet the needs for them, and are required at all stages of life: of great importance for the functioning of the circulatory system, help prevent blood clots and reduce levels of triglycerides in the blood. For a long time it was thought that the only source of omega-3 fatty acids are fish and fish oil, but it was shown that omega-3 contain some plant sources (and that large quantities of fish) such as flax seed, chia still has a richer source.
Chia seeds stir in cereal, yogurt, smoothies, sauces, salads. Can be used as a gelling agent. Before use, soak in water or another liquid (juice, milk) for 10 min. One tablespoon of seeds can replace one egg in baking. The seeds can be used in the preparation of gluten-free bread.

The seeds of hemp
The exceptional healing properties of hemp seed is known for thousands of years! Source of of complete protein (with all amino acids), restores all the cells of the body and especially the brain neurotransmitters and thus contributes to a feeling of well-being and mood. It is rich in a range of essential fats, omega 3, 6 and 9, and thus nourishes the brain and nerves, lowers all inflammatory processes of the body, acts against cancer and heals circulatory system. Add the seeds of hemp cereal, shakes or eat them themselves are ideal as a snack.

Pomegranate seeds
Pomegranate
Pomegranate (Punica granatum) one of the oldest types of fruit known to mankind. Records about him can be found in many cultures and religions. This nutritious fruit rich in antioxidants has always been appreciated as a symbol of health, fertility and eternal life. Extremely popular are its juice, seeds and oil. Many studies have confirmed that it is one of the most healing fruit in the world because of its beneficial effects on the cardiovascular, nervous and bone system.

Greek yogurt with pomegranate

Ingredients
33.8 oz (1 liter) of Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon of orange blossom water
1 large pomegranate

Mix all ingredients and serve with mint leaves and whole grain crackers.

Flax seeds
Flax seeds has lately been slowly but surely becoming a super food. The major reason for this lies in the fact that flaxseed contains dozens of nutrients: linoleic (omega-6), oleic (omega-9), and palmitic fatty acids, and more than half of the fat contained in the flax, it seems alpha linolenic acid (omega-3).

There are also vitamins B1, B2 and C, phytosterols, and the minerals calcium, selenium, copper, iron, zinc, sodium, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium as well as vitamin E and carotene. Half of the fat contained in omega-3 fatty acid what flax seed makes it the richest vegetable source of these fatty acids, richer even than all of us well-known sources – fish oil.
Except the mentioned, flax seeds are also rich in soluble fiber and lignin, which is a very important antioxidant. Flax seeds is possible to knead in bread or cake and it either as whole or blended. The latter can add different seasonings, sauces, salads, vegetable soups, cabbage rolls, fritters, breakfast cereal, yogurt, etc. As for the yogurt, the combination is particularly convenient to prepare since the linseed oil mixed in this way becomes an emulsion and by body can better digest and utilize.

Pumpkin seeds
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Exact analysis of the ingredients of pumpkin seeds is really impressive. The wealth of unsaturated fatty acids, vitamins, particularly the B and E, minerals (copper, zinc, magnesium, calcium, and many others), and many other useful components in trace lifted the pumpkin seeds on top of the health of preferred foods. Toasted seeds are favorite snacks from Mexican sources (pepitas) to our region. For this purpose often salted. Pumpkin seeds in a series of recipes very easy replacement of the other, even the most expensive seeds, such as pistachio and even pine nuts. It is easy to prove the example of Genovese sauce. Pesto Genovese prescribed pine nuts, pumpkin seeds but are more than a good substitute; they are an inspiration for many similar variations of sauces.

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