Saturday, June 26, 2010

Plant A Seed or Many Seeds~

Seeds are a great way to add more nutrients to a gluten-free diet..or any diet really. Seeds are not common allergens, so people who are nut sensitive can eat them and be safe.

There are several seeds that are rich in hard to get nutrients...such as omega-3 essential fatty acids. Flax seeds are well known for this benefit. It's best to grind whole flax seed to get the best of what they offer.

Hemp and chia have a good balance of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids and one of few sources of gamma-linolenic acid, an anti-inflammatory fat that many take in supplement form. Hemp is also rich in fiber and have complete protein with all the essential amino acids.

Chia seeds are a member of the mint family. They are easily digested, have high fiber levels, and can absorb so much water that they help release carbohydrates slowly into the bloodstream; this can help reduce food cravings.

Seeds are delicious sprinkled on cereal, salads, yogurt, and the comfort food...mac and cheese.
Also great as a hand to mouth snack.

Pumpkin seeds are a rich source of many vitamins and being L-tryptophan...which has been shown to alleviate depression.

So...introduce seeds into your family's daily intake and know you are giving them a good dose of health.

Sage Hill has an awesome salad/vegetable/mac&cheese sprinkler.

Salad Mix contains: dried chives, sunflower seeds and a bit of seas salt.

Yummy good~

Thanks for reading~

Bea Kunz


Prosper and Be In Health said...

Another great learning blog Bea. I so enjoy reading them. I did not know that..."Seeds are not common allergens, so people who are nut sensitive can eat them and be safe." That is great to know.
Going to go read some more of your blogs. I have some free time today, so catching up.
Oh,thank you...I love your Salad Mix! I use it on potatoes, salad, veggies.

BeaK. said...

Deb, I have a grandson who has a bad nut allergy, so I had to do my research.

According to all information seeds are safe for those who suffer nut sensitivity.

I love the salad blend too...simple and yet adds such flavor to otherwise plain foods.

I'll visit soon...busy as a "bee" here~ *smile*

The Homesteading Apartment said...

We've been incorporating more seeds in our diet, especially falx seeds. I grind them and put them on and in everything (: That add such a rich nutty flavor and thank goodness for those omega-3's because I dislike all fish except canned tuna (: Such a great post!