Weight loss tips: 3 Super-Healthy Seeds You Should Be Eating Now

Quinoa weight loss tips

Weight loss tips

3 Super-Healthy Seeds You Should Be Eating Now

Some of the trendiest additions to your grocery store are packed with nutrients and easy to enjoy. Allow us to introduce you.

1 – QUINOA
• Why to try it: 1 cup of cooked quinoa contains 8 grams of protein-and you get a side of cancer-fighting antioxidants.

• 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 Nuts.

2 – CHIA
• Why to try it: 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-bread and muffin batters.
Snack to try: Nature’s Path Apple Pie Crunch Chia Plus Granola Bars

3 – FLAX
• 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, replace 1/4 to 1/3 cup of flour with flaxseed meal

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