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Chia seeds

These are rich in fibre and also contain iron, folate, calcium, magnesium and the omega-3 fatty acid alpha linolenic acid (ALA). Their health benefits include protecting your heart and stabilising your blood sugar. Photo: Pixabay
Every ounce (28.3g) of chia seeds contains: Calories: 137 kcal, Protein: 4.4g, Fibre: 10.6g

Give your health a boost with these nutrient-packed superseeds

They may be small in size but, like nuts, plant seeds are big on nutrients such as protein, fibre, unsaturated ‘good’ fats, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

You can consume seeds in a variety of ways, from sprinkling them on your salad and cereal to adding them to smoothies, or simply enjoying them on their own.

Plant seeds can boost your health in a variety of ways when they are consumed in moderation as part of a balanced diet. They are best eaten raw and unsalted.