Make room for oilseeds in your meals for your heart health

Diversity in nutrition is of great importance for a healthy body in human life. In addition to the basic food groups in daily food intake, oilseed consumption provides many benefits to human health, especially heart health. The Sabri Ülker Foundation recommends that oilseeds be included in a balanced diet with healthy snacks.


Defined as foods that provide numerous benefits to human health in the food chain, oilseeds are foods rich in unborn fatty acids, which are especially important for heart health. Containing many essential amino acids, which are the building blocks of proteins, oilseeds can have a protective effect for heart health, with lower cholesterol than animal proteins. The fact that oil seeds do not contain cholesterol and have high energy are seen as an alternative to the consumption of foods such as meat and eggs in cardiovascular diseases. In particular, hard-shelled oil seeds such as walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds and peanuts, thanks to the vitamin E they contain, not only protect heart health, but also help prevent many cancer development. Oily seeds containing healthy oils make the body skin look moist and shiny thanks to the Omega 3 fatty acid it contains. The oilseeds, which act as a protective shield for coronary heart disease, can keep blood pressure under control when consumed in the recommended amounts daily, thanks to their high potassium and magnesium content. Heart-friendly oil seeds are also of great importance in children's nutrition. Since they are rich in zinc, children in their growth and development period are recommended to consume. 

How much should be consumed in a day?

As always, portion control applies to oilseeds. Paying attention to the consumption of oilseeds with high energy and fat content is very important for weight control. Although the daily intake is different for each individual, daily consumption at breakfast or snacks can have positive effects on health. Oil seeds play an important role in the nutrition of athletes, as they are rich in energy, protein, minerals and vitamins. - Hibya News Agency



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