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5 Reasons To Eat Seeds Every Day + Super Seed Mix in a Jar Recipe

Jar of layered seeds

5 Reasons To Eat Seeds Every Day



Eat super seeds every day! They are a high nutrient food and they are packed with healthy goodness. Seeds contain all the starting materials needed to grow into a complex plant, and because of this, they are a very alive, nutritious food.

Keeping a jar of super seed mix in the refrigerator is an easy way to have these little superfoods on hand at all times.



Many seeds (like pumpkin seeds and hemp seeds) are a complete protein source! Seeds have more protein and minerals than nuts and less saturated fat.



Seeds are rich in ALA Omega 3 fats which feed the brain and plays a key role in metabolism and energy production.

Having a good fat in your diet is important for the absorption of nutrients, including anti-cancer phytochemicals.



Lignans are antioxidants that may help support the immune system and can help balance hormone levels in the body.

They also have anti-estrogenic effects and can prevent naturally occurring hormones from binding to estrogen receptors and exerting their negative effects.

I am especially interested in the lignans in seeds as I am a survivor of hormone-sensitive breast cancer.



Again, as a breast cancer survivor, I am very interested in all of the health benefits of seeds.

My husband has been pre-diabetic in the past, so he also makes sure to get his seeds in every day, too!

Plant foods, in general, can be very disease protective, and so eat your seeds!

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Brunch/ Healthy Eating/ HOME/ RECIPES

My New Super Favorite Superfood Breakfast Cereal

super food chia cereal

It is not often that a health food makes me giddy & excited, but boy oh boy this cereal has got me excited!   It is called Qi’a (pronounced KEE-ah) & it is full of nutritious super seeds!  It is a trio of seeds full of plant-based Protein, Fiber & ALA Omegas.  You only have to eat 2 Tbsp for a serving, yet it kept me full clear up to lunch time.

How?  Well, the 3 super seeds are chia, buckwheat groats & hemp seeds.  These seeds are full of protein & fiber, and the chia seeds expand once you add milk, so 2 Tbsp turns into much more, in time, once in your belly!  It is only 130 calories and organic!

I got the Apple Cinnamon kind. Here is the ingredient list:
~organic chia seeds
~organic buckwheat groats
~organic hemp seeds
~organic raisins
~organic freeze-dried apples
~organic cinnamon

There are a couple other flavors: 
Cranberry Vanilla
Apple Cinnamon

Each 2 Tbsp serving contains: 
6 g protein,
4 g fiber
2.2 g ALA Omega-3s!

You eat it just like you would eat any other cereal, except a much smaller portion size.  Mix 2 Tbsp cereal to 4-5 Tbsp of milk or milk substitute.  Stir.  Wait 5 minutes for the chia seeds to soak, then enjoy!

super food cereal

This was a unique breakfast experience that I just loved.  It was a nice change from my typical steel cut oats, and is just as nutritious, if not more!  It also has made a good, filling late night snack.  The buckwheat groats add a really great crunch, and the raisins and apples add sweetness.  I did add about 1/2 Tbsp of coconut sugar (can use regular sugar.) I needed just a touch  more sweetness but adding just a bit made this taste like a treat and super enjoyable to eat!

I found mine at our local health food store, but it is a new product so it may be harder to find.  You can also order it here at Amazon.  If you use this link, I will get a small percentage of your purchase, and anything else you decide to purchase while there, which really rocks.

Let me know if you try this!  Does it sound like something you would like?