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The Super Reason You Should Add Seeds And Nuts Into Your Diet

Super Seeds

“Their health benefits are endless,” says registered dietitian Lisa Mikus in New York, thanks to the levels of fiber, vitamin E and healthy fats. “Chia seeds and flaxseed are so 2015. This year, look out for pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, almonds and Brazil nuts.”

More snacks are popping up with seeds (and nuts) either as an ingredient or the main event, as with the brand SuperSeedz, which makes different flavored pumpkin seeds. Imlak’esh Organics Sacha Inchi seeds are toasted and salted like nuts, but these likely new-to-you superfood seeds from the rainforests of Southeast Asia and South America are an excellent source of omega-3s as well as complete protein (8.5g per ounce).

Nicki Miller

Nicki Miller is the managing editor for Women's Running and spearheads our nutrition coverage. She’s an avid runner but also loves cycling (both on and off-road), yoga and all kinds of crazy videos to do at home. Formerly the editor of Martha’s Vineyard Magazine, Nicki started her journalism career at The Washington Post. Her first races were duathlons (run, bike, run) in her twenties with her husband, and then triathlons, completing the White Lake Half Ironman in North Carolina. Since joining Women’s Running in 2013, she’s been more focused on half marathons and trail running. Some of her proudest moments have been running the Boston Marathon (first 26.2), and becoming an RRCA certified running coach and helping others take up the sport.