We always do ignore seeds in our every day diet which are packed with super nutrition. We hardly add them in our routine meals.
• Misinterpreted as grain. 1 cup of cooked Quinoa contains 8 grams of protein-and you get a side of cancer-fighting antioxidants. A super substitute of rice, corn or potato in our everyday meal.
• How to eat it: Substitute for rice in your next stir-fry, or mix some in a salad.
Just be sure to rinse it well before cooking so you avoid bitterness.
Recipe to try: Red Quinoa Pilaf with Tomato, Spinach and Pine
• Ignored as a scrap in the backyard for years. 1 tablespoon delivers 5 whopping grams of fiber (and only 60
calories) along with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
• How to eat it: Blend into a smoothie or sprinkle on top of oatmeal. You also can add the crunchy, nutty seeds to quick- Just soak them in water for 10 mins and add to any favorite drink or ice cream.
Snack to try: Nature’s Path Apple Pie Crunch Chia Plus Granola Bars »
• Why to try it: Adding 30 to 50 grams of flaxseeds to your diet for at least four weeks may reduce LDL cholesterol by up to
14 percent, according to preliminary research. Plus, the tiny wonders are high in omega-3 fatty acids.
• How to eat it: Use a spice grinder to crush the seeds, then toss into pancake batter or bake 1 tablespoon into cookies.
Substitution to try: When making pancakes,cupcakes, and cakes replace 1/4 to 1/3 cup of flour with flaxseed meal »