Are you looking for an easy way to add more minerals to your diet? Try this simple seed mix.
One of the things we practice inside Mindful Nutrition Method ™ is to make small but powerful changes. Your journey to eating well doesn’t have to look like revising your eating habits overnight, and this seed mix is a great example of that.
Seeds are usually high in minerals, vegetable protein, fiber, and monounsaturated fats. This seed mix can be added to anything – from avocado toast to eggs, sprinkles on vegetables to seed bowls – the possibilities are endless.
With a jar of this seed mixture on hand, it is an easy way to make a small change that will bring more nutrients to your day, and change your habits and attitudes towards eating in order to be self-sufficient.
USING THE SIMPLE SEED MIX IN FOUNDATIONAL FIVE NOURISH MEALS
A Foundational Five Nourish Meal is a meal that contains all 5 elements of our Foundational Five system: non-starchy carbohydrates, starchy carbohydrates, healthy fat, protein, and the flavor factor.
The Foundational Five will help you nourish your physical body so you can learn what to eat. This is the first step in mindful eating. The rest is knowing how to eat and how to positively experience your food.
By including these 5 elements in your meal, you are supporting your physical body on a cellular level and ensuring that you are consuming the nutrients you need for sharp focus, calm digestion, sustained energy, healthy sleep, and long-term vitality achieve health.
This simple seed mix is packed with healthy fats and vegetable protein so you can add it to any of the five basic nutritional meals you prepare to bring the healthy fat element to your plate.
Ways to use the simple seed mix
- Sprinkle with avocado toast, peanut butter toast, etc.
- Sprinkle in any salad for a crunch
- Add in smoothies for more minerals and healthy fats
- Sprinkle with scrambled eggs, tofu or tempeh
- Stir in while the grains like rice, quinoa, and millet cook
- Stir in yogurt
- Sprinkle with cut fresh fruit (or hot fruit).
Sesame seeds, like most seeds, are loaded with minerals that are incredibly important to our bodies. Sesame seeds in particular are excellent sources of magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, molybdenum, and selenium.
Copper has been shown to relieve inflammatory conditions such as arthritis. Other minerals found in sesame seeds like magnesium, calcium, and zinc have been shown to help with colon cancer, prevent migraine headaches and PMS, reduce bone loss and support overall bone health, support respiratory and heart health, and lower cholesterol!
Hemp seeds are a fantastic way for plant-based dieters to include large amounts of protein and healthy fats in their diet in a very small volume. They can be used in essentially any dish due to their small size and relatively neutral taste. Hemp seeds can be considered a protein / fat for a plant-based lifestyle as a serving has both a decent amount of protein and fat.
Sunflower seeds are incredibly rich in minerals and contain vitamin E and other antioxidants that help the body fight free radicals that would otherwise damage our cell membranes, brain cells, and fatty molecules.
Vitamin E also works against inflammation, which is the main cause of many diseases. The phytosterols in sunflower seeds have also been studied to lower cholesterol and lower the risk of cancer. Sunflower seeds contain minerals, especially magnesium, which have been shown to relieve muscle pain, lower blood pressure, prevent migraines, and reduce heart disease. Another important mineral in sunflower seeds is selenium, which helps the body detoxify the liver and help protect against cancer.
Flaxseed has grown in popularity due to its healthy fat content, fiber, and also its cardiovascular benefits, lowering cholesterol, and anti-inflammatory benefits and digestive health.
Flaxseed can also be beneficial for menopausal women as certain compounds boost estrogen production and reduce hot flashes when taken regularly.