Cereals and Seeds (wheat, Oats, flax, Quinoa or Rice) have great properties and benefits that should be included in our daily diet, in order to help us to improve our nutrition.
Cereals are the seeds of several plants, but generally speaking, seeds have great benefits to combine them with food, which are:
- Cereals and other seeds are used to increase the proportion of good cholesterol (HDL) and to reduce bad cholesterol (LDL).
- They improve the intestinal transit and prevent constipation.
- Seeds are used to lose weight because they are foods that take a long time to digest which leads to satiety.
A problem would be that seeds need to be well prepared and always kept in a cool and dry place so that they can provide all their nutritional values; but a positive aspect is that they can be included in different foods and recipes, such as broths, yogurts, milk, breads or desserts. The sale of seeds and cereals (either wheat, oats or flax) in Parapharmacies or herbalists has increased for some time now due to the industrialization of Nutrition that has developed in recent years.
What Seeds should I consume?
Starting with cereals, they have a composition made up of Minerals, Fibre, Proteins, a low level of fat and different Vitamins: B1, B2, B12 and E (depending on the type of cereal consumed: wheat, oats, Barley, rice or corn).
Chia is one of the seeds with a great source of Omega 3 and 6, which is involved in the metabolism of cholesterol. They contain proteins and minerals such as Calcium, Magnesium and phosphorus (which are fundamental elements for nutrition).
Flax has the same properties as chia seeds and, since they have unsaturated fatty acids, it is used to increase the HDL good cholesterol and reduce the bad one. It improves constipation problems in the body apart from improving the cholesterol.
Raw sesame is one of the perfect ingredients to make any recipe, from desserts to salads. If you make your own bread, sesame will give it a unique and rich touch, since it has a high fiber content apart from being an important source of vegetable protein.
There are other seeds such as quinoa, which contains phosphorus, Iron and it is a source of protein. It is one of the seeds that produces satiety, has a lot of fiber and delays the gastric evacuation. They are recommended in many recipes to lose weight.
Where can you purchase them?
At HSNstore we offer a wide range of Seeds and Cereals in order to widen your diet and to be able to benefit from the properties that these products can give to the organism.