Though I am not big on safflower or hemp seeds (I will eat them if in bar form with sugar and dipped in chocolate though!) I am a huge fan of pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds (and tahini) and other seeds. I too have an intestinal issue with flax, even if ground fine. Maybe its in my head, I dunno.
My favorite snack (just look at my food tracker!) is a few dried apricots with 2 tbsp of pumpkin seeds. (2 tbsps is one serving.) Even though it looks like a small amount it takes awhile to pick up those little seeds and the snack seems to go on forever! lol. It is also very satisfying. I do the unsalted raw seeds, they are my favorite.
Goals: Measuring both of my dogs starting tomorrow. My eating plan (I hate calling it a diet!) begins today. I will be accountable for everything I put into my mouth. I will also try to get in 60-90 min of cardio each day.
thanks Alysia..even though I don't always post I do take your words of wisdom into the grocery store..I eat a lot of raw nuts and dried fruit but haven't tried the "seed thing". Flaxseed, even in small amounts seemed to be too much for my system but I will check out some other options.
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One of my best buddies is a vegetarian, usually vegan, usually rather strict (there are times when he makes exceptions, like with cheese). He is so because of his battle with skin cancer and other, related ailments. His regimen consists (typically) of beans and legumes, fruits and veggies, whole grains, nuts and seeds. When he goes "off" his normal regimen, he is disciplined enough to get back on track immediately.
The seeds part of his regimen is what I always found fascinating. Personally, I love to roast pumpkin and squash seeds, have grown sunflowers for the seeds, am a fanatic for sesame seeds (and tahini for hummus, yum), and flaxseeds, ground or whole, find their way into my smoothies. However, I've not gone so far as to consume safflower or hemp seeds.
My buddy's eating habits were on my mind at lunch, today, while perusing a rather luscious menu of fresh salads and seafood among the not-so-typical burgers and fries. My body is going through some sort of rebellious phase, breaking out in hives and rashes, sensitive to my skin care products - that are made for sensitive skin, reacting to heavy mold in the air from our crazy days alternating between hot and rainy. It's time for some serious "real food" healing!
Here's a timely SP article: The Seeds of a Healthy Diet
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