Omega-3 and Omega-6 fats are soooooo good for you and absolutely vital for optimal health.
Most people are deficient in both Omega-3 and Omega-6 fats.
The best seeds for omega-6 fats are: hemp, pumpkin and sunflower.
The best seeds for Omega-3 are: flax (linseed), hemp, chia and pumpkin.
What are the benefits of nuts in my seed mix sprinkle?
Hemp Seeds – rich in healthy fats, great protein source, high in Vit E, potassium, magnesium, calcium, zinc and iron.
Chia Seeds – next to flaxseed, they are the highest source of omega-3 fatty acids and are an excellent source of many essential minerals but a poor source of vitamins
Sunflower Seeds – a great source of protein and unsaturated fats, including Omega-6 fatty acids. They also contain iron, calcium, B2, folate and beta-carotene, which the body converts into vitamin A.
Pumpkin Seeds – is a valuable source of zinc and omega-3 fatty acids.
Flaxseeds – relieves pain and inflammation. It has the richest source of omega-3 fatty acids, which have vitally important properties for strengthening immunity and cleaning the heart and arteries. It is recommended to use ground over whole flaxseed because the ground form is easier to digest.
Omega Seed Sprinkle
- 1 tbsp hemp seeds
- 1 tbsp chia seeds ground or whole
- 1 tbsp sunflower seeds
- 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
- 3 tbsp ground flaxseeds
- Grind flax seeds in a food processor. Prepare a large bowl.
- Put one tbsp of hemp seeds into a bowl.
- Add one tbsp of chia seeds.
- Add one tbsp of sunflower seeds.
- Add one tbsp of pumpkin seeds.
- Add three tbsp of ground flaxseeds.
- Mix all seeds together.
- Transfer the mixture into a sealed jar.
- Keep it in the fridge, away from light, heat and oxygen.
- Adding one heaped tablespoon of these seeds to your breakfast each morning guarantees a good daily intake of essential fatty acids.
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- ”Healing with Whole Foods” P. Pitchford
- ”The New Optimum Nutrition Bible” P.Holford
Disclaimer: no content of this post should be used as a substitute for direct medical advice.