As part of my high fiber “thing,” I’ve been eating a lot of seeds – putting them in the cooked grains, on salads, etc.
I googled up a few of them today – started with mustard seed. I’ve been using them, and was thinking about that name – there are Mustard Seed parables in both Christianity and Buddhism.
Seeds are awesome from a health point of view.
I’ve come to believe that these are an important part of the reason why I continue to lose weight; I’m not trying to reduce calories particularly, but I’m losing weight gradually, nonetheless – without thinking about it, without effort (except in food prep, vs fast-food drive-ups!)
Mustard is anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, pro-healing, metabolism-boosting, high-fiber (if whole).
Coriander is anti-bacterial, anti-diabetic, pro-digestive, high fiber, cholesterol-lowering.
I’m continuing to look:
caraway – many benefits
cumin- many benefits
fennel- many benefits
anise- many benefits
These are regarded as “spices” in our culture. When a positive medical property is discovered, pharma researchers try to isolate the compound and make a tasteless medicine out of it…(is our culture “taste-o-phobic?”) – they want to make a buck, and they want to remove any aesthetic component from the product!
But—we get the benefits from using the whole seeds! They taste great, too… they make “healthy eating” incredibly tasty!
Seeds are the germ of life…. concentrated nutrition, high fiber (whole plants come from them!)
Why do we grind these to dust and use only minute amounts? What a waste!
Whole grains are tasty seeds, too – why do we grind them up into dust (flour?) Colon spackle ! High fiber comes from whole food structures. Eat whole, stay whole! Go for the taste!