If you have trouble eating a healthy and balanced diet, if 5 fruits and vegetables a day seems like an abstract concept, seeds are an interesting alternative to improve your diet. They are full of unexpected benefits for your body and will not require any effort in the kitchen. Ah, you’re starting to get interested, aren’t you?
In this article, we present you the 3 star seeds to snack on daily to do your health good!
First of all, what exactly is a seed?
We speak here of germinated seeds, that is to say that we have grown above the ground for consumption. Also called germinations, these seeds therefore contain everything necessary for the future plant to develop, that is, endless fatty acids, minerals and natural vitamins essential for our body. Also, sprouted seeds have a high level of chlorophyll (you know, what gives plants their green color). Consumed by humans, this molecule rebalances the intestinal flora and thus strengthens their immune defenses.
Our selection of seed cream…
We have selected five germinated seeds that are especially interesting to consume daily due to their innumerable benefits.
Pumpkin seeds are, as the name suggests, extracted from the pumpkin, an edible fruit belonging to the large Cucurbitaceae family. Pumpkin seeds are part of the oilseeds, plants grown to extract oil. Like most oilseed foods, pumpkin seed is rich in phytosterols and omega-3s . These are essential fatty acids for the good development of the organism since they allow, in particular , to reduce cholesterol and prevent cardiovascular diseases . In addition, the pumpkin seed is also characterized by a high concentration of iron and magnesium, which makes it a formidable ally against stress and fatigue .
Hemp is an ancient plant, one of the oldest cultivated by man. She is better known as… Cannabis sativa . Often reduced to a variety of hemp called «recreational», this plant nevertheless has innumerable virtues. So there is no confusion! Here gentlemen we are talking about legal hemp culture , used in France in many sectors such as textiles, construction, cosmetics and… food! In fact, hemp seeds are edible and packed with nutritional benefits.
Also called hemp seed , hemp seeds are highly concentrated in vitamin E , which gives them a strong antioxidant power. In this way, they help fight against the action of free radicals and prevent diseases such as cancer, infections and vascular disorders. Hemp seeds are also an excellent source of protein , an essential nutrient in our body for the production of hemoglobin, keratin, and hormones, among others. Per 100 grams, hemp seed contains more than 30% protein, more than a beef steak!
In addition, its high content of dietary fiber makes it a seed recognized for improving digestion and promoting a feeling of satiety . Low in calories, they will be especially useful for those looking to control their weight…
Nigella seeds are black seeds from the Nigella sativa , a plant native to Asia. With a high concentration of vitamins and minerals, nigella seeds are excellent for strengthening the immune system and help prevent diseases and infections such as flu, allergies, asthma, bronchitis, digestive disorders and even acne! Nigella actually contains natural antibiotic molecules. She is also considered a medicinal plant for millennia in Asia, then in Europe for its multiple healing properties. This is especially a natural remedy. effective against type 2 diabetes since its regular consumption helps regulate blood sugar levels.
How to eat germinated seeds?
The germinated seeds will be the allies of the laziest and finest cooks! In fact, they are consumed directly with their milk forme, or well incorporated into all your usual recipes (soupes, rôtis, poissons, omelettes, hamburgers, pizzas, quiches…) with your sauces or simply sauces with your salads or with your sandwiches! In addition to being great for your health, sprouted seeds will delight your taste buds by adding flavor to all your dishes and can even create surprising combinations on occasion!
Where can they be found?
You can find sprouts very easily on the net, in all organic stores and in most supermarkets like Monoprix. They are sold in sachets or directly in bulk. If you want to start with a little tasting and find out which ones you prefer, some stores offer sprout mixes.
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