First off, I’m sorry about the absence last week.  Busy, busy, busy in the Sabino household.  Today, I’m going to encourage you not to plant seeds in your garden, but in your diet.  Believe it or not, seeds are super-foods.  They contain so much good stuff in them, and yet no one eats them.  I will be picking up some in particular on my next grocery runs.  With that said, you want to get raw seeds that you can roast and treat yourself.  Commercially roasted seeds and nuts are done so at an extremely high temperature, which de-natures proteins and destroys nutrients.  Roast them yourself.  Put them on a pan and set the oven to 375 for 10-15 minutes.  Done and done.  OK, without further adoo, here are your seeds:

Sesame – Huge levels of Calcium (bones), Iron, Copper and Magnesium.  Things people need for strong tissues (including blood cells) and bones.

Pumpkin – High levels of Magnesium  which protects the muscles from breakdown due to oxidative stress.

Chia – The newest super-seed.  HUGE levels of Omega-3 fatty acids, as well as Calcium, Phosphorous, Potassium and Protein (4g per ounce).

Sunflower – Contain 3 of the most powerful anti-oxidants around.  Copper, Selenium and Vitamin E.

Flax – Whole or milled contains a bunch of Omega-3 fatty acids as well as Lignans, which bind to estrogen receptors to help lower the risk of breast cancer.

So get some seeds, plant them in your diet and be well!