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Seeds: What You Need To Know

By Jarrod | May 22, 2018 | No Comments

Did you know that those seeds you have been throwing away all this time are actually powerhouses of nutrients?


They actually contain vitamins, minerals, omega fatty acids, and other beneficial compounds. 

Seeds also have many health benefits, such boosting your body’s ability to fight cancer, fight parasites, and decrease inflammation.

You’ve probably heard that eating some seeds can be harmful, so we’re going to help you unravel the mystery. 

Many seeds do contain a compound called amygdalin (also known as vitamin B17) which can create small amounts of cyanide as seeds are digested. Some seeds do contain more amygdalin than others. But it’s important to remember that…

 

The seeds from the amount of fruit you would eat in one sitting, such as one or two apples, won’t cause any harm.


In fact, to cause harm, the average 150 lb adult would have to consume anywhere between 200 to 5000 (that’s right, 5000!) apple seeds at one sitting! Your body is equipped to handle small amounts of cyanide without any bad effects. Even common veggies and berries contain small amounts of vitamin B17. But you don’t hear people telling you to avoid them because of it. 😉

Vitamin B17 is one of the compounds within seeds believed to have
anti-cancer properties.


As with all things, consume seeds in moderation and enjoy their many health promoting benefits!

If the idea of crunching on a seed while eating fruit seems too much for you, then simply try tossing some them into your juice or smoothie for a delicious nutritional boost!

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