Seed and Nut
Sesame seeds are extremely beneficial for health, but are often overlooked, and they include the ability to prevent diabetes, lower blood pressure, prevent a wide variety of cancers, build strong bones, protect against radiation, increase heart health, help cure sleep disorders, improve digestion, reduce inflammation, boost respiratory health, strengthen your oral health, aid in healthy […]
Pumpkin seeds are delicious and often overlooked parts of a pumpkin that have many health benefits packed into their small shape. These benefits include their ability to help strengthen your metabolism, heal your body efficiently, boost your heart health, lift your mood, help you sleep, protect your bones, prevent cancer, eliminate kidney stones, alleviate inflammation, […]
Nuts are extremely beneficial parts of any diet, and they contain a wide variety of health benefits that include their ability to balance cholesterol levels, increase heart health, reduce blood pressure and clots, boost the immune system, aid in weight loss, help manage diabetes, improve digestive function, optimize the body’s metabolism, increase skin health, prevent […]
Hemp seeds are an underrated yet valuable food source with a wide variety of health benefits, including their ability to improve heart health, stimulate good digestion, build muscle mass, eliminate insomnia, treat anemia, aid in weight loss, stimulate metabolic activity, build muscle mass, prevent various cancers, improve the immune system, reduces symptoms of menopause and […]
Buckwheat is a very useful plant source for a wealth of health benefits, including a reduction in blood pressure, prevention of certain types of cancer, management of diabetes, improved digestion and cholesterol levels, boosted immune system, elimination of gallstones, protection from asthma attacks, and relief from constipation and other intestinal conditions. These benefits can mostly […]
Health benefits of pecans include reduced risk of high cholesterol levels, hypertension, diabetes, gallstone disease and cancer. It has antioxidant properties and helps in weight management. It also protects vital organs from toxic effects of Cyclophosphamide. Pecan- Introduction Pecan, Carya illinoinensis a member of plant family Juglandaceae is native to North America. It is the […]
Health benefits of cashews include healthy heart, strong nerve and muscle function, improved bone and oral health, relief from diabetes, anemia and gallstones. By offering antioxidant defenses, it also aids in formation of red blood cells and encourages better immune system.
Cashews – the super nut, belong to the family of Anacardiaceae which also includes mango and pistachio and are originally native to the coastal areas of northeastern Brazil. They are kidney shaped seeds and widely cultivated in places having tropical climates.
Health benefits of quinoa include reduced risk of diabetes, cholesterol and cardiovascular diseases, control of appetite, supply of antioxidants and improved digestive system.
Quinoa is an ancient cereal that was cultivated along the Andes for last 7000 years. The plant was grown in the high altitudes ranging between 2000 to 4000 meters in the Andes, where every year the Incan emperor customarily sowed the first seeds. Quinoa was a very important agro plant for the Incas as it was one of their basic cereals apart from maize.
Chia seeds impart many health benefits some of which include control of diabetes, lowering cholesterol levels, good for the digestive system, improved heart health, controlling hypertension and anti-inflammatory properties.
Chia seeds come from chia plant which is native to Mexico and Guatemala. The scientific names of the plant are salvia hispanica and salvia columbariae. It belongs to mint family (Lamiaceae). Chia seeds look similar to sesame seeds. They are very small and dark. This plant has been known to humans for a very long time.