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  • Writer's pictureDietician Neha Rai

Miraculous role of seeds in Brain-Gut Health(ASD/ADHD)

Including seeds in the diet of individuals with autism can provide various potential benefits due to their nutritional profile. Here are some benefits associated with different types of seeds:

1. Chia seeds: Chia seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and antioxidants. Omega-3 fatty acids have been linked to improved brain function and cognitive health, which may be beneficial for individuals with autism.

2. Flaxseeds: Flaxseeds are another good source of omega-3 fatty acids. They also contain fiber and lignans, which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. These properties may contribute to overall well-being and support a healthy gut.

3. Pumpkin seeds: Pumpkin seeds are a great source of essential nutrients like magnesium, zinc, iron, and protein. These nutrients are important for brain health, immune function, and energy production.

4. Sunflower seeds: Sunflower seeds are rich in vitamin E, which acts as an antioxidant and supports brain health. They also provide healthy fats, protein, and minerals like selenium and magnesium.

Incorporating seeds into a well-balanced diet can be a nutritious addition, but it’s important to remember that individual dietary needs and preferences vary. Consultation with a healthcare professional or a registered dietitian can help determine the best approach to incorporate seeds or any other dietary modifications for individuals with autism.

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