They are very small, but extremely rich in proteins, vegetable fibers and essential fatty acids: they are the seeds, which mostly belong to food traditions different from ours. Today we talk about sesame seeds, chia and quinoa, ingredients that our company uses in organic bars. They are treasure chests of health, allies of the organism because it is an important contribution in the prevention of diseases. Let’s find them out together.
Little allies of man
In general, everything needed for a new one is found in the seed plant for growing: carbohydrates, vegetable proteins, fats and minerals. Actually these substances they are also valuable for the health of us humans. Indeed, the fats they are rich the seeds are the so-called “good fats”, that we use to build cell membranes. In the seeds abounding minerals such as calcium and magnesium, fundamental for ours Welfare. Vegetable proteins are also useful for building and reciprocating our fabrics and which, together with the fibers, stimulate the sense of satiety. Finally,
remember that within these tiny treasure chests they are concentrated various vitamins: vitamin E with protective power and some vitamins of group B, important for energy production.
These are the characteristics shared by the various seeds, but each one has specific properties that are worth telling.
Plant sources of calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc and vegetable fiber, sesame seeds are considered a truly unique food. In fact, they present fibers capable of fighting cholesterol, lowering blood pressure and repairing the liver from possible damage. They are also considered beneficial in case of arthritis or osteoporosis and during menopause. They are a valid alternative for those who cannot take dairy products due to food intolerances to strengthen bones and teeth.
Sesame seeds are excellent natural supplements of zinc which strengthens the immune system (valid help in case of mental fatigue and convalescence) and selenium which slows down the action of free radicals. The fats that make up these oil seeds are mainly unsaturated (omega 6 and omega 3), useful in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases.
Widespread and used since ancient times in Central and South America, in recent years Chia seeds have also become popular with us, so much so that they are often called “superfoods” for their interesting nutritional properties. Excellent sources of omega3, they are useful for fighting inflammation and reducing cholesterol levels. They contain vitamin C to strengthen the immune system and for the synthesis of collagen, vitamins E and B vitamins. In addition, they are rich in calcium much more than dairy products.
They come from South America and are called “pseudo-cereals” because they have characteristics such as to be placed halfway between cereals and legumes. Quinoa, in fact, is an excellent energy source thanks to starch, but also to protein which makes it a valid source of vegetable protein. Perfect for those who follow a vegetarian regime.
Unlike other seeds, those of quinoa have a low fat content and, thanks to the richness of fiber, they are a valid ally for the management of body weight. No less important is the fact that quinoa seeds are gluten free, so they are perfect for people with celiac disease.
Many properties and virtues in very small seeds. Then answering the initial question, we can say that introducing these precious seeds into your diet, alternating them during the week, is optimal: not only are they good for the body, but they are also very good. Have you already tried our bars?
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