December 11 2017
A registered dietitian offers her best tips for runners considering the meatless diet route.
“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).