27 Astonishing health benefits of poppy seeds.

Health benefits of poppy seeds.

I love poppy seeds, I put them in my bread mix whenever I make my fresh bread. I love the smell and taste. Also, I use them in my cooking when I make a soup, a stew, casserole etc. to really boost the nutritional value of my dish. There not simply great for flavour but also punch well above many foods in the health department. I recommend eating a tablespoon of poppy seeds to treat kidney stones. This is because they are full of potassium which not just helps with getting rid of kidney stones but in stopping them coming back.

27 Astonishing health benefits of poppy seeds.

Let’s have a look at other health benefits from this small but strong seed.

  • 1) Great in digestive health
  • 2) Great for a good night sleep
  • 3) Improved female fertility
  • 4) Increase bone health
  • 5) Increases brain health
  • 6) Boosts immunity
  • 7) Great for cardiovascular health
  • 8) Improves energy
  • 9) Improves eyesight
  • 10) Reduces constipation
  • 11) Reduces inflammation
  • 12) Prevents cancer
  • 13) Good for thyroid health
  • 14) Great for diabetes
  • 15) Strengthens hair and nails
  • 16) Supports healthy bones
  • 17) Lowers blood pressure
  • 18) Improves skin health
  • 19) Prevents anaemia
  • 20) Supports healthy nervous system
  • 21) It has an analgesic effect
  • 22) Accurate hair growth
  • 23) Treats dandruff
  • 24) Contains fibres, thiamine, folate
  • 25) Contains vitamin E, and B6
  • 26) Contains proteins, choline, riboflavin
  • 27) Packed full of calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron and manganese

How to add seeds to your diets

Its not just poppy seeds all seeds can be healthy for you and adding a variety is more beneficial as different seeds hold different amounts of nutrients. Add seeds to your smoothies, salads, cooked vegetables, soups and sauces.


Poppy seeds are small but powerful and should be part of a healthy diet to really maximise their potential. Eating a healthy balanced comes with many healthy benefits such as helping us to maintain a healthy weight, lowering the risks of heart disease, strokes, diabetes and some cancers.

Eating healthy tips

  • Eat less sugar
  • Eat fermented foods
  • Eat healthy fats
  • Eat your five a day
  • Stay hydrated
  • Eat nutrient dense foods
  • Avoid eating industrial vegetable oils
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Get 7-9 hours sleep
  • Meditate
  • Cut out process foods
  • Eat a variety of healthy foods
  • Don’t smoke
  • Don’t drink alcohol
  • Stay active


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By Aaron Christopher Slade

A.C.S Nutritional Therapist and weight loss specialist. A registered nutritional therapist.

A.C.S Nutritional Therapist and weight loss specialist.
A registered nutritional therapist.