On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m sharing 6 seed superfoods that if I had to guess…
You’re probably NOT eating.
If you’re looking to get super healthy, while destroying your stubborn belly fat for good, understand this.
More than anything, the foods you’re putting into your body are either taking you closer to, or further away from your health and fitness goals.
Unfortunately a lot of you are not eating seeds as part of your everyday diet.
Probably because you don’t know how to incorporate them into your meals.
This means you’re missing out on providing your body with an abundance of healthy nutrients that also help improve your metabolism.
Seeds are an excellent calorie source to get lean, energized, and improve your hormone levels.
Now you may be thinking, I’m not a bird dude, how am I supposed to eat seeds?
Add these 6 superfood seeds to your big ass salads, use them to top your cooked vegetables and stir frys, or add them to your smoothies and protein shakes.
Chia seeds are high in protein, magnesium, vitamin C, and many antioxidants to keep you looking young and healthy.
They also contain healthy omega-3 fats and are loaded with fiber to help keep you feeling full as well as cleaning you out.
Not only do chia seeds add a ton of nutrients to salads, they’re also great to add to smoothies since they are excellent at thickening your shake.
I even included chia seeds as Superfood #17 in my Fitness Superfood video series.
Also check out my Lemon Infused Chia Seed “Man Pudding” recipe.
If you’re a TeamLiveLean.com member, check out our cooking videos using chia seeds like our:
Flax seeds are also a decent source of plant based omega-3s and fiber.
These babies may actually help you detoxify excess estrogen in your body which can help create a leaner body and potentially reduce the risk of cancer.You can replace these with this nootropic supplement if you want too.
Best to stick with fresh ground flax seeds rather than flax seed oil.
Also soak them overnight so they are more digestible when you add them to your smoothies and shakes.
Here’s my green protein smoothie recipe that we add flax seeds to.
Also on TeamLiveLean.com we use flax seeds in our:
If you’re a vegetarian, many people use hemp protein powder as it’s higher in the essential amino acids the body requires to build muscle.
But the whole hemp seed is also a decent source of protein and healthy fats that are great for healthy skin, hair, and joints.
On TeamLiveLean.com we use hemp seeds in our:
Pumpkin seeds are loaded with hormone friendly magnesium and zinc, which can not only help reduce stress, but can also help manage your blood sugar.
As you know, managing your blood sugar then manages the release of insulin, aka the fat storing hormone.
In my 4 Foods to Help You Sleep video, sesame seeds were recommended as they are high in the essential amino acid tryptophan which is a precursor to the neurotransmitter involved in sleep, serotonin.
Sesame seeds are packed full of fiber, b vitamins, magnesium, and zinc.
Like flax seeds, they’ve also been shown to help reduce estrogen in the body and lower blood pressure.
Although you wouldn’t typically throwback a handful of sesame seeds, you can add them to your salads or grind them up to make tahini and add it to your meats and vegetables.
Check out my Chicken Tahini salad recipe video.
On TeamLiveLean.com we use sesame seeds in our:
Not only are sunflower seeds filled with healthy fats and magnesium, they also may help raise the level of melatonin in the body to allow for better quality and deeper sleep.
I also add sunflower seeds to my quinoa energy bars recipe.
Check out the video cooking lesson recipes I mentioned earlier in our TeamLiveLean.com inner circle site.
We also have loads of recipes in my best selling Eat Clean Live Lean Cookbook, like our spinach taco salad on page 82, our Shrimp and Veggie Stir Fry Medley on page 90, our roasted veggie tacos on page 139, our chia seed pudding on page 207, our Coconut Protein Balls on page 213, or our pumpkin flax pancakes and chocolate almond butter cup and banana pancakes on page 220 and 221.
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Brad Gouthro is the founder of Live Lean TV, a media company focused on helping men and women “Live Lean” 365 days a year. Brad’s programs and content have helped millions of people all over the world learn how to get in shape, and more importantly, sustain it for life.