No longer just for planting, seeds are a great way to get your daily-recommended amount of fiber. Fiber intake is crucial to digestion and maintaining a soft stool, making seeds a viable addition to most diets.
A few fiber-rich seeds to consider:
- Hemp seeds are full of fatty acids and easy to digest without causing bloating. They also help you better absorb minerals during the digestion process because they don’t contain phytic acid, an antinutrient.
- Chia seeds are very high in soluble fiber at 14.1 grams per 100 grams. This fiber travels through the intestines slower, helping add bulk to the stool.
- Flax seeds may be ground before eating and also come in oil form. They are another great source of fiber and promote regular bowel movements. A single tablespoon of ground flax seed holds 2 grams of fiber.
An easy way to integrate these fibrous seeds into your diet is to add them to a salad, in a smoothie or as an addition in every day recipes. If you’re currently experiencing any stool issues, consult with your doctor to learn more about boosting your digestive health.