Manes: Seeds are great sources of protein, minerals, and other life-enhancing nutrients. Many studies have shown that different types of seeds, when part of an overall balanced and healthful diet, can prevent weight gain, the development of heart disease, and the accumulation of LDL (otherwise known as “bad”) cholesterol.
Kendrick: Seeds play an important part in the Mediterranean diet, which is recommended for heart healthy living. The Mediterranean diet is typically high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts, and seeds, and includes olive oil as an important source of monounsaturated fat. Recent studies have linked the Mediterranean diet with overall improved health status, lower deaths from heart disease and cancer, and decreased incidence of Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.