4 Super Seeds Formula Mix
Seed are incredibly rich in essential fats, minerals, vitamin E and protein. There are 4 seeds we should eat every day: flax, sunflower, pumpkin and sesame. About their benefits you can read more here.
To get an optimal intake of eating seeds you need a 1 tablespoon a day.
Fill a glass jar with a sealing lid, half with flax seeds (rich in Omega 3) and half with sesame, sunflower and pumpkin seeds (rich in Omega 6).
1 1/2 cup flax seeds
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup sesame seeds
- Mix it well.
- Keep the jar sealed and place in the fridge to minimize damage from light, heat and oxygen.
- Put a heaped 1 tablespoon of this seeds in a coffee/seed grinder, grind up and eat with your oatmeal, muesli, smoothie, yogurt, soup or salad…
Because of their high fat content, seeds soak up pesticides like little sponges – choose organic.
Most nutrition experts recommend ground over whole flax seeds because the ground form is easier to digest. Whole flax seeds may pass through your intestine undigested, which means you won’t get all the benefits. Once they are ground, their fatty acids oil may go rancid, therefore, eating them soon after grinding is important.
However the very best way to experience seeds benefits is to consume them in their sprouted form. Soaking seeds and then sprouting them eliminates phytic acid and may greatly increase mineral absorption. To make them more palatable, you can then dehydrate them in your oven or in a dehydrator. You can also buy sprouted seeds at some healthy food stores.
Patrick Holford (2010) The Optimum Nutrition Bible. Great Britain: Piatkus