The Health Benefits of Poppy Seeds


| 6/25/2018 5:18:00 PM


Poppy seeds usually get relegated to bagels and other baked goods — and they have earned a bad reputation for causing false-positive drug test results — but they are also one of the best things you can add to your diet. What are the health benefits of eating poppy seeds, and how can you include them in your daily diet?

 poppy seeds on a bagel

Health Benefits of Poppy Seeds

Other than tasting good on a muffin or bagel, poppy seeds have so much more going for them! Let's take a closer look at some of the health benefits of poppy seeds.

Fiber

You may not worry about your fiber intake unless you have a problem with bowel regularity. In addition to maintaining a healthy digestive tract, getting enough insoluble fiber in your diet can help with weight loss and can help control blood sugar levels.  Two teaspoons of poppy seeds contain roughly 14 percent of your daily intake of insoluble fiber, which helps you feel full longer and helps to lower your bad cholesterol.



Enjoy some poppy seeds on your salad or in a smoothie to increase your insoluble fiber intake – and try to enjoy more insoluble fibers like whole grains and fresh produce rather than soluble fibers like oats or non-whole grain products.

Jimerjamer
7/5/2018 11:18:22 AM

Hi, Do you have a recipe for lemon poppy seed muffins, lemon poppy seed bars or poppy seed rolls? Or anything with poppy seeds! Love the Universe, Cheers!




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