Good skin health is always a reflection of a good, healthy diet. With more women all over the world getting conscious about what they put in, their eating lifestyle is rapidly changing – for good!
mySkin pays a tribute to the humble seed – the embryonic plant itself that’s packed with enzymes, vitamins, essential oils, minerals, proteins, and much more. No food can compare with the high quality nutrition that you get with just a handful of these raw, flavorful, living foods – seeds!
Here are five super seeds that oomph your skin health:
Chia Seeds – Looking for a cheat sheet to higher body metabolism? Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia is the way to go! Chia seeds are an excellent source of fiber, vitamins, minerals, protein, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, and it is the richest source of plant based Omega-3 fatty acids. Soak them, sprinkle them or simply toss them straight, chia seeds are great for reducing joint pain, protecting you against diabetes and heart diseases, and aid weight loss too.
Flaxseeds – Celebrated for centuries, the consumption of flaxseeds was passed as a law by the French Emperor Charlemagne. This super seed is celebrated even today as the perfect nutritional burst that you can add to your diet. Flaxseeds are known to be a good source of soluble fiber, Omega-3 fatty acids, lignans, and are an excellent source of Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA). Flax seeds are anti-inflammatory, are great for lowering blood pressure, and can keep cancers at bay!
Pomegranate Seeds – Best known for their rich antioxidant value, pomegranates are ‘free-radical’ fighters. They help in increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, reduce the risks of cancer and heart diseases, and are known for their rich source of fiber. Pomegranate seeds can even reduce the damage of arthritis on the bone cartilage. Talk about deep-reaching effects! They are a great source of Vitamin C and potassium, high in polyphenols and tasty to boot!
Pumpkin Seeds – We all love the Halloween pumpkin, especially for its orangery beta-carotene benefits! However, the actual health wonder lies in its core – the pumpkin seeds. These pepitas (as they are so fashionably called) are a wonderful source of the B vitamins, magnesium, iron, zinc and a whopping 54% of our daily requirement of proteins. Pumpkin seeds are also known as mood boosters, as the high content of Tryptophan fights depression and anxiety. These seeds lower bad cholesterol, reduce risk of breast cancer in women and prevent kidney stones. They aren’t known as the happy seeds for nothing!
Sunflower Seeds – Looking for a boost of Vitamin E? Snack on Sunflower seeds. They are filled with the goodness of phosphorous, protein, Vitamin B6, folate and of course the skin-boosting Vitamin E. Vitamin E improves the quality of your skin and hair as it protects the cells from free radical damage.
Soak them or grind them to avail the maximum benefit with flavor. The best way to great skin health is to eat these powerhouses of nutrition raw. So, what’s your favorite super seed?
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