Whats up with all the Flax?

Flax seeds are a great way to get a nutritional punch throughout the day. They seem best suited to breakfasts, salads, or snacks, but you can also add them to soups, stews, and casseroles.

 

Medical Benefits, Nutrition Profile, & Recipies:

According to Men’s Fitness Flax seeds are a very healthful food that helps with:

  • 1. Reducing Hypertension
  • 2. Skin Cancer 
  • 3. Depression 
  • 4. Liver Disease 
  • 5. Cholesterol 
  • 6. Prostate Cancer

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Nutrition Profile:

According to WebMd:

Although flaxseed contains all sorts of healthy components, it owes its primary healthy reputation to three of them:

  • Omega-3 essential fatty acids, “good” fats that have been shown to have heart-healthy effects. Each tablespoon of ground flaxseed contains about 1.8 grams of plant omega-3s. 
  • Lignans, which have both plant estrogen and antioxidant qualities. Flaxseed contains 75 to 800 times more lignans than other plant foods. 
  • Fiber. Flaxseed contains both the soluble and insoluble types.

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Eat flax:

  • As a topper in your cereal, oatmeal, yoghurt, or smoothie blend.
  • As a topper in your leafy and protein salads.
  • As a nutritional bonus in your soup, stew, chili, or casserole.
  • As a paleo friendly “flour” in your breadings, ground meat, or baking.
  • As an oil or egg substitue in this recipe, or even in baking like this one.

 

Recipes:

Breakfast:

Add flax to yummy smothies from marthastewart.com

Homemade Aussie bites from the stay at home chef

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Staples:

Banana Flax Seed Crackers from tesh.com

 

Flaxseed Twisty Sticks from a family feast.com

Spicy Baked Flaxseed Tortilla Chips from savorysweetlife.com

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