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Health Benefits of Nuts and Seeds

May 16, 2023

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Why are nuts and seeds so healthy?

Nuts and seeds are packed with nutrients that the body needs and are easy to get!

Nuts are

  • Good sources of protein
    which are necessary to build and repair muscles, and bones, and to make hormones and enzymes.
  • High in good fats
    that your body needs, including monounsaturated fats or polyunsaturated fats which help lower the risk of developing heart disease, improve blood cholesterol levels, and more1.
  • Low in saturated fats
    that increase your risk for heart disease and stroke 2.
  • High in dietary fibre
    which aids in regular bowel movements.
  • Rich in vitamins and minerals
    that your body needs and loves.

Plus, nuts have other benefits such as some being high in amino acids and they help us with weight management as they make us feel full3.

Seeds, like nuts, are also

  • Rich in protein and minerals
  • High in healthy fats

Plus some oily seeds contain antioxidants that are known to assist in reducing your heart disease and diabetes risk 4

And nuts and seeds are easy to incorporate into your meals or cooking.

Garden of Vegan makes it easy to eat more nuts and seeds with our healthy meals and pantry items.

Garden of Vegan creates healthy meals that include nuts and seeds such as almonds, cashews, peanuts coriander seeds, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, yellow mustard seeds, sesame seeds, and more.

In addition, there are plenty of pantry items that are easy to incorporate into your daily routine such as plain or flavored cashews, walnuts, almonds, brazil nuts, pecans, or even seed mixes which include five of the best-activated seeds including chia seeds, pepitas, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds and linseeds.

Garden of Vegan's NDIS participants can also increase their nut and seed intake by choosing healthy meals with nuts and seeds or ordering nut or seed pantry items.

Eligible NDIS participants can have healthy meals and pantry items delivered and only pay for the food cost component of the meals they order. NDIS Participants and NDIS plan managers can learn more about Garden of Vegan NDIS plans and healthy meal delivery by filling out our NDIS form and we'll contact you soon as possible.

Garden of Vegan's six meal plans also include meals that have nuts and seeds!

Visit our Meal Plans to Suit your Lifestyle section and select a nutritional meal plan that is high in nuts or seeds, or you can add them separately by adding pantry items!

Read more Garden of Vegan nutrition articles
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Fibre: What is it and why do I need it?
How Can I Increase My Protein Intake?
Calories, Protein, Carbs, And Fat, What Does It All Mean?
Great Plant-based Sources of Calcium

References:
1. Eating healthy fats has many benefits - UCLA Health
2. Facts about saturated fats - MedlinePlus
3. Nuts and seeds - BetterHealth Channel (Victoria State Government)
4. 6 Super Healthy Seeds You Should Eat - healthline

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