Eating right is the foundation of a healthy body and mind, but ‘what to eat and what not’ can be a bit tricky. With an increase in health consciousness, there has been a fad around edible plant seeds and their umpteen health benefits and why you must add them to your diet.
A nutritious diet should include a balance of multiple proteins and heart-healthy
monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Most plant seeds are rich in all these three nutrients, and are naturally rich in essential amino acids and minerals such as calcium, zinc, copper and magnesium that are especially important for those who follow a vegetarian or vegan diet. Seeds are a great source of fiber and antioxidants. When consumed as part of a healthy diet, seeds can help reduce blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure.