Seeds contain high amounts of fiber. A diet high in fiber can prevent or reduce-
- cardiovascular disease
- Crohn’s disease
- colon cancer
The best part, seeds can be easily incorporated into your diet.
I buy milled flax seed. A 15 OZ. bag costs less than $10.00 and lasts for ages. Flax seed has a neutral taste and is ground down, so it can be mixed into virtually any dish. I enjoy using flax seed when baking and in my smoothies. Kids love it in peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Flax seed also contains high amounts of healthy fat.
Chia seed differs from flax seed because it is gelatinous, meaning it expands with moisture. Because of this, I do not recommend putting chia seed in a smoothie, unless you like a really thick smoothie. Instead, think of chia seed as salt and sprinkle it on everything. I especially like chia seed on spaghetti and salads. You can also use chia seed to make your own jam! Chia seed also contains high amounts of antioxidants.
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