Why seeds mix?
A balanced and nutritious diet is key for living a healthy and better lifestyle. The ability of our bodies to work and function depends on the food we intake. Often our diet fails to incorporate essential nutrients that are important for bodily functions. Adding a spoonful of nuts and seeds mix to your diet can provide you with protein, fibre, essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that are missing from your diet.
At SnacQ, our goal is to change the way we snack for a healthy, better lifestyle. Therefore, we launched our Roasted Seeds Mix that would help you take a step further to meet your nutrition goals. If you are looking for nuts and seeds mix – we’ve got you covered there too with SnacQ’s Masala Trail Mix. Back to our seeds mix – it includes 5 essential seeds: sunflower seeds, watermelon seeds and pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds which provide a wide variety of health benefits we cover later in this blog.
How to eat seeds mix?
If you haven’t consumed seeds/seeds mix before directly, then it is good to know that seeds mix are usually quite tasty. You can add seeds/seeds mix to your diet in a variety of exciting ways. We have tried to include many of them in the list below.
- Seeds mix tastes great as is too. You can eat a spoonful in the morning or between meals as a quick and easy nutrition boost.
- Top it on your breakfast oats, granola, or healthy muesli to add some more nutrition.
- Use it as a smoothie enhancer. Sprinkle the seeds mix over a smoothie/smoothie bowl of your choice to make it healthier!
- Mix the seeds mix in with your yogurt and healthy muesli/granola as a quick and healthy evening snack
- Sprinkle it over your salad during lunch or dinner to get some more vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats. And some great crunch too!
What are the nutritional benefits of seeds mix?
Seeds are one of the most nutrient-dense foods you can grab your hands on. Seeds are considered as superfoods given the health benefits and nutrition value they provide to an individual’s health. In addition to nuts and seeds mix, seeds are also present in most of our granola and healthy snacks.
Seeds mix has significant nutritional benefits. Some of the key benefits are listed below:
- Protein Rich: Seeds have high amounts of protein content and are a great source of protein intake for those who follow a vegan or vegetarian diet
- Excellent Source of Fibre: Seeds mix can provide you with both soluble and insoluble fibre and therefore improve your gut health and bowel movement as well as help lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels in the body
- Provide Heart Healthy Fats to the Body: Seeds are rich in monosaturated and polysaturated fats, which are considered as heart healthy fats and can help maintain the level of good cholesterol and reducing the level of bad cholesterol.
- Rich in Minerals, Vitamins and Antioxidants: Different seeds are rich in different vitamins and minerals and essential for the immune system, nervous system, heart health, muscles, bones, and several other bodily functions.
What is there in SnacQ’s Roasted Seeds Mix?
SnacQ’s Roasted Seeds Mix is built with 5 essential seeds: sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, watermelon seeds, chia seeds and flax seeds. The Seeds Mix is keto friendly as it has 29 grams of protein in every 100 grams and less than 0 grams of Net Carbs! This is due to the high fibre content in SnacQ’s Roasted Seeds Mix. These essential seeds are also commonly consumed by many individually and therefore we’ve highlighted the benefits of each of the respective seeds in this blog.
Light green in colour, Pumpkin seeds are also known as pepita. Pumpkin seeds are nutrient-rich but are also rich in calories. Therefore, we recommend consuming them in moderation for the best results.
Key Healthy Benefits of Pumpkin seeds:
- Great source of protein – as per the USDA, Pumpkin seeds have about 30 grams of protein in every 100 grams and can be a great source of protein for those are vegan or vegetarian
- Rich in Magnesium: As per Harvard School of Public Health, Magnesium is great for the bones, regulating blood sugar, maintain blood pressure and variety of other bodily functions
- Source of Vitamin E and Antioxidants: Pumpkin seeds are a good source of antioxidants and Vitamin E, which are good for the immune system and maintain heart health
Chia seeds are often referred to as a superfood and that’s because of the wide variety of functions it plays in our nutrition.
Key Health Benefits of Chia Seeds:
- Source of Soluble Fibre: Chia seeds contain about 35-40 grams of Fibre per 100 grams. As a source of soluble fibre Chia Seeds can help lower blood cholesterol levels and blood sugar levels
- Source of Complete Protein: Like Quinoa, Chia Seeds too are a source of complete protein as they contain all nine essential amino acids that are not produced by the human body and must come from food as they perform several important functions including tissue repair as well as muscle building and recovery.
- Rich in Calcium: Two tablespoons (roughly 28 grams) of chia seeds can provide upto 18% of your recommended dietary allowance for calcium, which is not only important for your bones and teeth but also plays a role in heart and nerve functions.
- Great Source of Omega-3 a heart healthy fat: As per the Harvard School of Public Health, Chia seeds are the richest plant source of omega-3, which are great for your heart, brain, and eye health.
A fruit of the sunflower plant, sunflower seeds are nutritious and have many health benefits.
Key Health Benefits:
- Protein Rich: As per the USDA, Sunflower seeds have about 21 grams of protein per 100 grams and are a great source of protein for vegans and vegetarians
- Source of Vitamin E and Antioxidants: Like Pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds too a good source of antioxidants and Vitamin E, which are good for the immune system and in maintaining heart health
- Rich in Magnesium: Sunflower seeds contain magnesium which helps strengthen bones, lower blood pressure and may also be helpful in improving sleep and alleviating pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS)
Like other seeds, sunflower seeds too are rich in calories and are recommended to consume in moderation for the best results.
Flax has been cultivated for thousands of years and is believed to be an ancient folk remedy!
Key Health Benefits of Chia Seeds:
- Great Source of Fibre: Flax seeds contain about 28 grams of fibre per 100 grams. Moreover, they contain both soluble and insoluble fibre and therefore are great for improving your gut health and bowel movement as well as reducing cholesterol levels and blood sugar levels
- Good Source of Protein: Flax seeds are a good source of plant-based protein as they contain about 20 grams of protein per 100 grams as per the USDA
- Great Source of Omega-3: As Chia seeds, Flax seeds too are one of the richest plant-based forms of consuming Omega-3, a heart healthy fat that is not produced by the body and must come from food sources
Watermelon seeds are very nutrient rich and provide a wide variety of health benefits:
Key Health Benefits of Chia Seeds:
- Great Source of Protein: Like many other seeds, watermelon seeds too are a great source of protein with about 28 grams of protein per 100 grams
Great Source of Minerals: Watermelon seeds are a good source of wide variety of minerals including Copper, Zinc, Iron, Manganese and Magnesium.
- Copper is an essential mineral – along with iron it helps red blood cells carry oxygen to vital organs in the body.
- Zinc is a helpful nutrient for both the immune and metabolic systems. It is particularly helpful in repairing wounds.
- Magnesium – As highlighted previously, magnesium helps lower blood cholesterol and blood sugar levels and is also may help in improving sleep and relieve pre-menstrual symptoms
- Manganese – While this mineral is required in small quantities by your body, it is important for several bodily functions including bone health, reducing blood sugar and healing wounds.
Don’t wait – order this yummy and nutritious seeds mix today! Choose SnacQ for a healthy, better lifestyle.