The American Cancer Society (ACS) recently released a set of guidelines for healthy snack selection, including an often overlooked component: seeds.
Seeds like sunflower and pumpkin make for a healthy snack when eaten alone. Other seeds like sesame and poppy can be used to add texture when cooking, according to an ACS press release.
Citing grains for their ability to provide antioxidants, Omega-3 fatty acids, fiber and more, the ACS said chia, flax and hemp seeds can join the list of ingredients for many dishes without compromising the taste.
Chia seeds are ideal as a cholesterol-free egg substitute, among other uses, including reducing watery recipes. Flaxseed in the ground form can be used in bread, smoothies and cereal. Hemp, which as a seed lacks marijuana properties, can be eaten on salads or form the basis of milk, flour and other products to add minerals to your daily intake.
American Cancer Society recommends seeds as a healthy snack
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