5 Seeds You Can Eat to Boost Your Health

by Tammy Rose-Townsend

Here are our top 5 seeds you can eat to boost your health and why.

Seeds contain all the starting materials necessary to develop into plants which makes them extremely nutritious.

Seeds are also great sources of fiber. They contain healthy monounsaturated fats, polyunsaturated fats and many important vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

Studies show that when consumed as part of a healthy diet, seeds can help reduce blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure.

pin 5 tasty and nutritious seeds to boost your health

1. Flaxseeds

Also known as linseeds, are a great source of fiber and omega-3 fats, particularly alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). Flaxseeds are also a great source of protein, as well as key micronutrients like manganese, thiamine and magnesium.

Flaxseed Benefits

  • Supports Regularity
  • Improves Weight Loss
  • Keeps You Feeling Full
  • High in Bone-Building Manganese
  • Promotes Brain Health

You can find flaxseeds in the Primal Alternative Goji Berry Fruit Toast and Fat & Seedy Bread

5 Seeds to boost your health in on seeded sandwich bread

2. Hemp Seeds

Hemp seeds (also called hemp hearts) are loaded with important nutrients. In addition to supplying a good amount of protein (over 30% protein) and healthy fats, hemp seeds are also packed with manganese, vitamin E and magnesium.

Hemp seeds are one of the few plants that are complete protein sources, meaning they contain all the essential amino acids that your body can’t make.

Hemp Seed Benefits

  • Loaded with Antioxidants
  • Protects Against Chronic Disease
  • Supports Skin Health
  • Rich in Heart-Healthy Fats
  • Promotes Muscle Growth

You can find hemp seeds in the Turmeric and Hemp Seed Bread or the No Nut Hemp Seed Bread

3. Pumpkin Seeds

Picture of pumpkin seeds with an almond seeds to boost your health

Not only are pumpkin seeds high in healthy fats and protein, but they’re also rich in manganese, magnesium and phosphorus as well.

Pumpkin Seed Benefits

  • Good Source of Antioxidants
  • Enhances Regularity
  • Antiparasitic due to being cucurbitacin rich
  • High in Plant-Based Protein
  • Helps Prevent Iron-Deficiency Anemia

You can find pumpkin seeds in the Primal Alternative Pumpkin Bread, Zucchini Bread, Fat & Seedy Bread

4. Sunflower Seeds/Kernels

Sunflower seeds contain a good amount of protein, monounsaturated fats and vitamin E.

Sunflower Seed Benefits

  • Keeps Skin Healthy
  • Reduces Inflammation
  • Maintains Healthy Cholesterol Levels
  • Lowers Blood Sugar

You can find sunflower seeds in the Primal Alternative Fat & Seedy Pizza Bases, Turmeric & Hemp Seed Bread, Fat & Seedy Bread

5. Chia Seeds

Compared to other types of seeds, chia seeds are one of the best sources of fiber available. They also supply a good amount of manganese, phosphorus and calcium, as well as protein and heart-healthy fats.

Chia seeds are a good source of omega-3 fats and are effective at lowering blood sugar and reducing risk factors for heart disease.

Chia Seeds to boost your health image

Chia Seed Benefits

  • Support Gut Health
  • High in Plant-Based Protein
  • Helps Strengthen Bones
  • Improve Heart Health
  • Prevent Constipation

You can find chia seeds in the Primal Alternative Turmeric & Hemp Seed Bread, Goji Berry Fruit Toast


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