Poppy seeds are packed with nutrients and can offer many health benefits when consumed as part of a balanced diet. Rich in calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus, these tiny seeds can help support bone health and prevent osteoporosis.
They are also a good source of iron and zinc, which aid in the production of red blood cells and support immune function. Poppy seeds contain healthy fats that may lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease. Additionally, they are a good source of antioxidants which protect against cellular damage caused by harmful free radicals.
Poppy seeds have been used for centuries for their medicinal properties including pain relief, improved digestion, relaxation and sleep promotion due to their natural alkaloids like morphine or codeine at low concentrations.
*However it should be noted that consumption of large amounts of poppy seeds could lead to false positive drug tests for opioids so caution must always be exercised while consuming them.
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