PowerHouse Purchase: All Flax Everything.

Flaxseeds.  I don’t think I go a day without it now.  Adding flaxseed to your meals daily adds not only a rich, nutty flavor to your foods, but it increases your intake of important essential nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and lignans (which are basically plant-based antioxidants…that’s the most I understand about them).  Read on to see why incorporating flax could be a great addition to your meals.

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Why You Should Own This Shtuff:

1.)  Flaxseed is high in omega-3 fatty acids.  These fatty acids are great in preventative care and contributing to healthy hearts.  You can google “omega-3 fatty acids and preventing cancer” and you will get a ton of websites claiming that consuming these nutrients can inhibit tumor growth and/or development.  Omega-3 fatty acids are also good for reducing joint inflammation.

2.)  Flaxseed is FLAVORFUL.  For being such a little seed, it is packed full with rich flavor and texture.  Adding just a spoonful to a batch of cookies, oatmeal, smoothies, yogurt, or salad dressing adds a nice nutty flavor and texture to you meal.  You are also increasing your fiber intake for the day as well!

3.)  They are fibrous.  One tablespoon of flaxseed contains 3 grams of fiber.  Eating the right amount of fiber regulates our metabolism and is SAID to aid in weight loss.  I feel it keeps you “regular” so adding flax to a morning meal would be idea.  I put a spoonful in my smoothie every morning.

When it comes to flax products, you can by ground or whole.  If you consume the ground flax, one tablespoon then has 2 grams of fiber compared to the whole seeds which contain 3 grams.  You can easily replace your regular flour with flaxseed flour to increase your fiber intake.

I feel this is such an EASY addition to pretty much any meal to get more fiber and omega-3’s.  Try spooning some in to your next dish to see how it adds flavor!

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4 responses to “PowerHouse Purchase: All Flax Everything.

  1. Thank you for sharing, I will do further research into the benefits of flax seeds. Always wanted to incorporate this with my meals. Love x

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