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Is adding seeds to your diet the same as adding plant foods to diet?

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Dr. Randy Baker
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In brief: Yes and no

Seeds are obviously a plant food ; among the most nutritious, but when it's advised to add plant foods to one's diet they also mean vegetables, fruits, nuts ; whole grains.
These foods contain a wide variety of crucial phytonutrients ; no single plant food contains more than a fraction of the many types of phytonutrients. A diet rich in a wide variety of plant foods helps prevent most illnesses.

In brief: Yes and no

Seeds are obviously a plant food ; among the most nutritious, but when it's advised to add plant foods to one's diet they also mean vegetables, fruits, nuts ; whole grains.
These foods contain a wide variety of crucial phytonutrients ; no single plant food contains more than a fraction of the many types of phytonutrients. A diet rich in a wide variety of plant foods helps prevent most illnesses.
Dr. Randy Baker
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Dr. Randy Baker
Various families of phytonutrients have different colors and are responsible for the colors of plant foods. Thus, for optimal health it is ideal to eat fruits and vegetable that are red, yellow, orange, green and blue. Obviously seeds don't have these pigments and thus, as healthful as they are, still lack important phytonutrients.
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