Seeds - 10 food rules made to be broken - Women's Health & Fitness

I can eat as many seeds as I want

Mixed seeds such as pumpkin and linseed are a great way to increase your daily intake of essential fatty acids. However, like dried fruit, you’ll still need to watch your portion sizes. A small handful, around 25g, is equal to around 630kJ.

“Stick to pumpkin, linseed, sunflower and sesame seeds,” says accredited practising dietitian and author of The Good Enough Diet Tara Diversi. “Or sprinkle them onto your salads for a healthy, nutty flavour.”

If in doubt, choose linseeds, which have been linked to lowered risk of breast and prostate cancer, and can be used in baking as well as smoothies or eaten raw.