Nuts and Seeds

Chia seeds

Chia Seeds are full of omega 3 fatty acids, iron, antioxidants and calcium, and when mixed with water, can also be used as a binding ingredient to replace eggs in vegan cooking or booking.

Walnuts

While all nuts are considered healthy and “superfoods” for different reasons, walnuts come out on top as the nut superfood.

The nutrients in walnuts help fight cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes and are a natural mood booster and anti-depressant.

This is because they are bursting with vitamins and minerals like potassium, protein, fiber, magnesium, melatonin, arginine, vitamin E, vitamin B6, to name a few.

Pumpkin seeds

Pumpkin seeds are delicious when added to salads or vegetables, and can even be added to your morning oats. Pumpkin seeds contain fiber, vitamin K, phosphorous, iron, zinc and are very high in magnesium, as well as antioxidants. Just be sure to buy the raw version, not ones that have been roasted and salted, to obtain the full benefit.

Sunflower seeds

Sunflower seeds are crammed with B complex vitamins and are good for boosting your immune system. These can be eaten on their own as a snack or added to salads much like pumpkin seeds.

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