List of Superfood Seeds
- Amaranth (Kiwicha)
- Black Seed (Nigella)
- Chia Seeds
- Hemp Seeds
- Pumpkin Seed
- Sesame Seeds
Seeds are the life of all plants. They vary in shape, size, color and texture depending on the species of plant. Some seeds are edible and consumed regularly as a standard part of the North American diet. Being plant-based, seeds contain certain phytochemicals—plant substances that provide certain health benefits when consumed.
Some seeds contain extremely high concentrations of nutrients and unique phytochemicals, making them very nutritious. This potent level nutrition makes these particular seeds a superfood.
Health Benefits of Seeds
Superfood seeds contain high amounts of vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and/or other essential nutrients, including proteins and fibers. Compared to other seeds, superfood seeds contain high percentages of nutritional values based on the daily recommended intake of essential nutrients.
Generally, superfood seeds—or superseeds—have benefits for overall improve health and lowered risk of chronic disease. Adding superfood seeds to your diet can also maintain health levels and act as an easy and beneficial way to boost energy levels.
Some of the top superfood seeds include:
Flaxseed — Flaxseeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids—essential fats linked to reduced inflammation and increased cognitive function.
Hemp Seeds — Hemp seeds are a natural source of plant-based protein and are rich in vitamin E and iron.
Pumpkin Seeds — Pumpkin seeds contain high levels of essential minerals like magnesium, copper and zinc. They also contain antioxidant phytochemicals that help to reduce cellular damage that leads to chronic disease.