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.




Add flax to yummy smothies from marthastewart.com

Homemade Aussie bites from the stay at home chef












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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