the role of seeds in a plant-based diet

Seeds are such an EASY way to add nutrients to any meal! Within a plant-based lifestyle, getting in omegas, protein, and fiber through nuts and seeds is very helpful for overall health, which is why I wanted to share my four favorites and how I incorporate them!

Pepitas

AKA pumpkin seeds are one of my absolute favorites to include! Full of omega fats, potassium, magnesium, protein, and fiber, Pepitas serve as an easy add into my oatmeal bowls, salads, soups, and smoothies!

Hemp Seeds

Packed with omega-3 fatty acids, omega-6 fatty acids, and protein! In just one serving of hemp seeds, you can find poly and monounsaturated fats (the good stuff!), and 20% of your daily iron needs! One of my personal favorite ways to use them is on top of peanut butter banana toast Putting seeds on top of toast, oatmeal, or smoothies is an easy way to stay on top of diverse nutrition with minimal effort.

Chia Seeds

Did you know? Just one serving of chia seeds includes 10 grams of dietary fiber! Aside from having omega fatty acid content, they also have roughly 130 milligrams of calcium, which is 10% of your daily needs of calcium!

Flax Seeds

Within plant-based eating, ground flaxseeds are often used as an egg replacement in baking! I also add flax seeds to the tops of toast, smoothies, and oatmeal bowls. Some studies suggest that women who eat flaxseeds are less likely to develop breast cancer.

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