How to Use Nuts & Seeds
Some people think I’m nuts because I can’t stop talking about nuts…LOL In fact, nuts are super concentrated nutritional foods and when eaten and used correctly can be a healing tool for the body.
So let’s start off with one of my favorite nuts, the Brazil nut.
Brazil nuts contain over 900% of the US RDA for selenium in one serving. Selenium helps the thyroid by assisting with the conversion of T4 to T3. Selenium may also reduce the risk and growth of prostate cancer cells.
Chia seeds are a mucilage, which means they contain a fiber that gets sticky and gooey. This sticky gooey fiber helps to coat the stomach and may be beneficial for people with conditions such as stomach ulcers and gastritis. Try chia seeds in your salad dressing.
Hemp seeds are one of my favorite seeds. They are a complete plant-based protein, which is definitely more rare in the plant kingdom. Hemp seeds have a tremendous number of benefits and one of them is the aid in tissue repair by providing all the essential amino acids plus are anti-inflammatory. These are great sprinkled on a salad!
Besides looking like a brain, Walnuts are great for your brain! They are very high in the fatty acid called alpha linolenic acid, which not only reduces inflammation but may have benefits for brain function by increasing neuroplasticity. Walnuts are rich in antioxidants, selenium and amino acid l-arginine.
Flax seeds are very high in phytoestrogens such as lignans, which may provide a plant-based estrogen for women going through menopause. In addition they are also highly anti-inflammatory. I love to use flax seeds in my morning green drink.
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