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Are There Specific Super Fruits and Super Seeds to Add to Your Diet?

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Are There Super Fruits and Super Seeds to Add to your diet?

Super Fruits and Super Seeds: In the latest copy of Food Technology, the contributing editor identified nine super seeds and super fruits that are helpful for those who want to move toward a natural, minimally processed diet. These include: 1) Chia Seeds that are high in omega -3 fatty acids, calcium, photo nutrients, antioxidants, mineral and vitamins and can be used in a variety of ways including yogurt, trail mix, baking, and snacks; 2) Flax seeds that are a good source of protein, fiber, antioxidants and photoestrogens in the form of lignans and omega-3 fatty acids and according to research may help lower blood cholesterol; 3) Sunflower Seeds that provide monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, protein, fiber, vitamin E and photochemical; 4) Pumpkin Seeds that have protein, fiber, manganese, magnesium, and phosphorus; 5) Blueberries are packed with fiber, vitamins, minerals, fructose and antioxidants and may reduce blood pressure and arterial stiffness, and prevent or delay diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and aging; 6) Acai Berries that are anti-inflammatory and are a rich source of anthocyanin and have a fatty acid ratio similar to olive oil; 7) Tart Cherries are high in antioxidants and anthocyanins and facilitate sleep, and act as an anti-inflammatory in arthritis and sports recovery; 8) Avocados are useful in reducing bad cholesterol, and  9) Cranberries are beneficial for urinary tract health and glycemic responses.