One tablespoon has 2.8 grams of fibre and 2.1 grams of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an omega-3 fatty acid found in plants. Eat them ground for better absorption.
They’re high in copper (for the skin and immune system), magnesium (for your heart and lungs), and calcium (to keep your bones strong).
These super absorbent seeds are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids and are packing with protein and fibre. Eat this earthy-tasting seed for its calcium—2 tbsp offers as much as a slice of cheddar!
These mild seeds contain more vitamin E (good for the heart and skin) per serving than any other food. They’re high in magnesium, too. Sunflower seeds also help prevent heart disease and cancer with phytochemicals, folate, selenium and copper.
With 4.7 grams of healthy mono unsaturated fats per tablespoon, these savoury seeds can help lower bad (and raise good) cholesterol levels in the blood. The light and nutty pepita houses iron, a mineral that helps maintain high energy levels.
It's one of the few vegetarian sources of complete protein, meaning it contains all 20 amino acids, key to building calorie-burning muscle.
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