Seeds of Chia.
These plant seeds increase their size by a factor of about seven when they enter the stomach. Thus prolonging the feeling of satiety. They consist of 20% protein and contain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, as well as large amounts of vitamins and minerals. And they’re twice as full of calcium as cow’s milk.
Chia seeds are perfect for making smoothies or pudding. When soaked in water, they increase in size and acquire a gel consistency.
These grains contain a large stock of fiber, which gives them the properties of a real “cholesterol magnet”. They can be added to almost any dish, be it an omelette or a salad.
Pumpkin seeds: this is the ideal product to fight against excess weight by eating between meals. You can saturate your body for a long time due to their long digestion.
Also, pumpkin seeds can be safely called a natural fat burner due to their ability to accelerate metabolism. Like chia seeds, they have a low glycemic index.
Consumption of foods with a high glycemic index promotes the accumulation of fats in the body and after a short period provokes a strong sense of hunger.
First of all, flax seeds cleanse our body of accumulated carcinogens and toxins. Improves the digestive system and normalizes blood cholesterol levels. Extend the sense of saturation by keeping food in the stomach, thereby increasing the absorption of nutrients.
Flax seeds: this is an excellent natural remedy for constipation.
Perhaps their main advantage among other seeds is the presence of a whole complex of nutrients and polyunsaturated fatty acids (omega-3, omega-6, omega-9). There’s more omega-3 in flaxseed than in fish oil.
An excellent source of plant calcium, which is fully absorbed by the body.
Nutritional value of seeds per 100 g.
- Flax seeds: proteins 18 g, carbohydrates 29 g, fats 42 g
- Chia seeds: proteins 17 g, carbohydrates 42 g, fats 31 g
- Pumpkin seeds: proteins 19 g, carbohydrates 54 g, fats 19 g