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7 Super Healthy Seeds for Your Diet


When it comes to super foods, these seven seeds offer an array of protein, vitamins, and antioxidants that boost bodies and prevent chronic diseases to boot! Plus, seeds blend so seamlessly into salads, sauces, cereals, baked goods, and beverages that there are plenty of ways to take advantage of their numerous nutritional benefits…

1. Sesame Seeds

Sesame seeds are rich in a heart-healthy omega-6 fatty acid, known as linoleic acid. Adding a few tablespoons of this beneficial (and crunchy) acid to your salad protects the heart by regulating harmful cholesterol (or LDL cholesterol), which builds up plaque within blood vessel walls and blocks arteries, causing a disease called atherosclerosis.

An Iranian study published in The Scientific World Journal, credits the anti-hyperlipidemic effects of sesame with protecting the heart. However, further studies point to sesame seeds as a rich source of zinc, which source of zinc, which improves sexual function, sperm production, and testosterone levels in males.

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