The Need for Seeds: The 6 Best Seeds for Fat Loss

We're staring down the barrel of another autumn, and with this seasonal change, many of us are reminded of the changes we want to make for ourselves. Invariably, somewhere on the top of our to-do list of self-improvements is being healthier, and for many, being healthier means dropping a few extra pounds.

Contrary to the diet fads that reigned for decades, eating fat does not make you fat. In fact, eating the right kinds of fat — healthy fats  — can help you lose weight. The fats found in seeds are particularly powerful. This is precisely why the seeds are in so many of the goodies in our BodyRock Snack Box

Curated by in-house BodyRock Holistic Nutritionist Laura De Sanctis, our best-selling Snack Box includes brownies and cookies and gummies and much, much more. Think of our Snack Box as just one way to make healthy eating easier — and more delicious  — than ever.

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Now, let’s talk about the best seeds for fat loss so you can start fueling your beautiful body with food to support your goals, and your health.


The Best Seeds for Fat Loss


Sunflower Seeds


Sunflower seeds are an excellent source of metabolism boosting magnesium, which secures them a top spot as one of the best seeds for fat loss.

Serving size: Four tablespoons.


Flax Seeds

If you want to rev up your fat burning engines, you can't go wrong with flax seeds. Flax contains oodles of omega-3s, which regulate blood sugar and help your body metabolize fat.

Serving size: One tablespoon. 


Chia Seeds


Chia seeds easily make our list of the best seeds for fat loss. These tiny seeds are insanely powerful, containing iron, magnesium and potassium to support a healthy metabolism and the good fats you need to help satiate your appetite for longer.

Serving size: Two tablespoons.


Baru Seeds


These seeds are a legume, completely unrelated to tree nuts, although they do have a peanut-y taste, making them perfect for people with peanut allergies and people who are looking for the best seeds for fat loss. They contain 8 grams of protein per serving, as well as a healthy hit of fibre, both which will help you fight off blood sugar imbalances that lead to pesky cravings.

Baru seeds also contain zinc, potassium and iron, which support a robust metabolism.

Serving size: Three tablespoons. 


Hemp Seeds


Hemp seeds not only contain omega-3s, which boost fat burn in your body, but they are also an excellent source of protein, which facilitates enhanced muscle growth.

Serving size: Two tablespoons.


Pumpkin Seeds


Chalk full of zinc, a mineral essential for fat burning, pumpkin seeds are one of the best seeds for fat loss. Zinc will also help your body build more muscle, and (as you've doubtlessly heard a zillion times) the more muscle you have, the more fat you burn. 


Serving size: Four tablespoons. 


Remember: you can get a load of the best seeds for fat loss in our Snack Box. All of these seeds listed here are included in the treats and snacks inside, making loading up on these fat burning power foods is easier than ever.