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The scoop on seeds

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Some tiny additions to your food can make a big difference in your health.

We are talking about seeds. And there may be some you've never tried before.

Registered dietitians at the Cleveland Clinic say hemp seeds can be a great add-on to salads and even yogurt.

Hemp is a good source of vitamin E which helps reduce free radicals and in turn, lowers the risk of diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Chia seeds are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are heart-healthy.  Sesame seeds are high in selenium, an antioxidant proven to decrease the risk of chronic disease. And finally, pumpkin seeds can help lower your LDL, or bad cholesterol and prevent muscle weakness. But like anything else, eat those seeds in moderation. One to two tablespoons of that heart-healthy fat is all you need.

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