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FUEL: LET’S PLANT A SEED FOR THOUGHT

KBP5 Education: Article 6, APRIL 2020

BACKGROUND: SEEDS, SMALL FOOD WITH LARGE IMPACT

How often do you stop and think about seeds as an essential part of your diet? They are very small in size, but they can have a large impact on your health and well-being. Seeds are packed with tons of nutrients and low in calories, making them a one two punch for your body, mood, and immune system. For this article’s education, we want to challenge your knowledge on seeds and encourage you to add them into your daily diet plan.


EDUCATION: 6 SUPER HEALTHY SEEDS YOU SHOULD EAT!

Seeds contain all the starting materials necessary to develop into complex plants. Because of this, they are extremely nutritious for us to eat. Seeds are a great source of fiber, they contain healthy monounsaturated fats, polyunsaturated fats, and many important vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. When you eat them as part of your healthy diet, seeds can help reduce blood sugar, cholesterol, risk of cancer, and blood pressure.

1. Flaxseeds – Great source of fiber, Omega 3, Protein, Manganese, Thiamine (Vitamin B1),

Magnesium 2. Chia Seeds – Higher source of fiber, Omega 3, Protein, Manganese, Thiamine (Vitamin B1),

Magnesium 3. Hemp Seeds – Higher in Protein, Magnesium, Thiamine (Vitamin B1), Zinc 4. Sesame Seeds – Medium level of fiber, Protein, High in Copper, Manganese, Magnesium 5. Pumpkin Seeds – Higher in Protein, Monounsaturated Fats, Manganese, Magnesium,

Phosphorus 6. Sunflower Seeds – High in Vitamin E, Fiber, Protein, Monounsaturated Fats, Manganese,

Magnesium

Bottomline, seeds are great sources of healthy fats, vegetarian protein, fiber, and antioxidant polyphenols. Furthermore, they can help reduce the risk of certain diseases. In particular, the lignans in certain seeds may help lower cholesterol and the risk of cancer. Seeds are extremely easy to add to salads, yogurts, oatmeal, smoothies, and can be a quick and easy way to add healthy nutrients to your meals.


WEEKLY CHALLENGE: SEEDS, THE ROOT OF ALL DIETS

This week’s challenge is to get 1 to 2 thumb portions of the above seeds in your lunch and dinner meal. Continue to get 7.5 hours a night of sleep, with no electronics for 30 minutes before bed, eat 3 meals a day and planning at least one meal a day with love ones. Find time to take a 5-minute breather by sitting quietly and take some deep breaths for 5 minutes.


The challenge:

Eat seeds at 2 meals/day, 7.5 hrs of sleep/night, eat 3 meals/day, eat 1 meal with a love one, and breath!


PLAN YOUR LIVES AND LIVE YOUR PLAN!

RECHARGE FUELCONNECTRECOVERY


5 PILLARS OF HEALTH


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