What Makes a Seed Supersede All Others?

Rachael Pfenninger, Contributing Writer

Super seeds play a huge role in supporting your health. The good news is that these dynamic little seeds contain complex carbs, protein, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. The great news is that these energy-boosting, weight-loss aiding, even memory promoting powerhouses are easy to incorporate into your daily life.
Chia Seeds
The chia seed is rich in antioxidants which may prevent cell damage and is full of omega-3 fatty acids that the body can't create. Chia seeds also provide fiber, iron, and calcium. You can eat them whole in their "raw" state or soak them to make them "sprout". Then they're easier to digest. Either way chia seeds go great in yogurt or a smoothie. They also have 25-30% extractable oil that has a list of benefits for beauty, emotional well-being, and it's an a anti-inflammatory.
Brown Flax Seeds
Also known as linseed and just a bit larger than a sesame seed, this variety is robust and contains omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and lignans. Lignans support your immune system and help balance hormones. Just a tablespoon a day aids in digestion and clearer skin.
Hemp Hearts
The edible insides of hemp seeds are considered complete proteins. That means they have all 9 of the essential amino acids that the body needs. Full of heart, they provide long-lasting energy. They're also a great source of fiber.
Sesame Seeds
Full of essential minerals like iron, calcium, and manganese, sesame seeds are on a mission. Iron promotes healthy red blood cells and manganese aids in cognitive function, supports bone health, and even helps with weight loss.
Pumpkin Seeds
These seasonal delights have vast amounts of protein, phosphorus, magnesium, B vitamins, vitamin K, and vitamin E. Also known as pepitas, they help immensely with hot flashes, headaches, and other symptoms of menopause.
Black Cumin Seeds
Delicious sprinkled on toast or a pastry, black cumin seeds are known to relieve the symptoms of allergies and other respiratory issues. They even aid in healing intestinal damage.
With so many reasons to think about your health, implementing seeds into your diet is a simple way to improve it. You can combat illness and promote healthy skin, hair, bones, digestion, and overall well-being. All that's left is choosing which one to try first. Do you want an energy boost or need help battling those moody moments of menopause? Whatever the need these super seeds are here to better our lives in monumental ways.