- Flax seeds/Flax Meal/Linseeds are rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFA), b-vitamins, protein,
potassium, magnesium, zinc and fibre. Omega -3 in flax are not as easy absorb by the body as fish oil. Flaxseed can also be very helpful as it helps eliminating oestrogen in the body through its high lignans (phytonutrient) content.
- Pumpkin Seeds: High in Essential fatty acids (EFA), rich in mineral like phosphorus, magnesium, iron, copper and zinc; B-vitamins, Vitamin- A. Another highlight is its phytosterol content which have been proven to reduce the risk of prostate cancer. 1/3 cup of pumpkin seeds are approx 90 Kcal, 4 g fat, 4 protein, and 11 grams of carbohydrates
- Sunflower seeds is a cracking good source of protein, vitamin-E, magnesium, B-Vitamins, selenium, phosphorous folic acid and fibre. 1/3 cup provides 24 g of fat, 11 grams of protein and 270 kcal, 9 g carbohydrates. It is a great addition to any diet- as it decreases the risk of nutrient deficiency (more common than you think in the west) and will lower the risk for heart diseases. Selenium in particular is anti-cancerous, anti-inflammatory and good for people with allergies.
- Sesame seeds are densely packed with nutrients and a fabulous source of protein (methinnine and trypthophan), monsaturated fats, lignans and Vitamin B1 and B2 and fibre. They are cholesterol free. The lignans has amazing antioxidant capabilities as it can inhibit cholesterol production in the liver. It is also famous for relive constipation and remove worms for the intestinal tract
- Psyllium Husk is a type of grain from India famous for its high fibre content. It has amazing capacity to clean your gut in a nice and soft way. It is an gel-forming fibre with a great cholesterol-lowering effect too. It also effects insulin levels in the body.
- Almonds is effective against heart disease as it affetcs LDL-levels of cholesterol. It also has a showne effect on cancer. It is also high in protein.
Nuts and seeds are high in phytic acid which can interfere with mineral absorption