Most of us hear that nuts are healthy for us and can help us lose weight, but there are also many seeds that can help you lose weight just as well as, if not better than nuts. While nuts are great for you, some people find them harder to digest, and hard to portion out. Nuts are also higher per serving than seeds are. For example, a small handful of almonds has about 15 grams of fat, while a serving of flax seeds, roughly 2 tbsp., has only 5. You also need less seeds per serving than nuts, which makes them lower density. All nuts and seeds are great for your body, and I love both just the same, but I’d like to spotlight some special seeds that can help you lose weight if that is a concern you might have. Most seeds are brimming with more fiber and minerals than nuts, while still having the healthy monounsaturated fats and protein that nuts are known for. Eat these seeds throughout the day, and discover one of nature’s most powerful little weight loss secrets.
1. Pumpkin Seeds
Did you know some of the best seeds that can help you lose weight are pumpkin seeds? Pumpkin seeds have more zinc than any other seed, which is important for fat burning. Zinc helps the body produce the muscle forming and fat burning hormone testosterone. It also increases lean muscle mass and keeps your blood sugar steady. Pumpkin seeds also contain iron and magnesium, both of which are important for your energy levels, and for keeping anxiety and fatigue at bay. They are also great for your digestive tract, and rich in protein to promote lean body mass and satiety. Pumpkin seeds are also one of the only seeds that promotes alkalinity in the body, neutralizing acidity. Add them to yogurt, smoothies, oatmeal, salads or wherever else you like.