Health Benefits of Seeds
This continuing education course examines the role seeds play in the modern diet. It provides information on the history of seeds in the human diet and explores the three large categories of seeds: whole grains and cereals, legumes, and nuts. It reviews nutritional content of seed categories and explores potential health benefits of including these foods in the diet.
Course content appeared as the CPE Monthly in the January 2021 edition of Today’s Dietitian.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Distinguish the three classes of seeds and identify which foods are considered seeds.
- Assess the vegetable, fruit, and flower seeds commonly consumed in the diet.
- Evaluate the nutrition profiles of commonly consumed seeds.
- Discuss three potential health benefits of including seeds in the diet.
Ginger Hultin, MS, RDN, CSO, is a nutrition and health writer and certified specialist in oncology nutrition based in Seattle. She owns Champagne Nutrition, LLC, a virtual nutrition practice, and is the author of Anti-Inflammatory Diet Meal Prep.
The author has no relevant disclosures to report regarding this program. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
- 2.00 CDR