Incredible Flax Seed
We all know the benefits of Chia Seeds 😉 Flax seeds are another amazing little seed chock full of health benefits!!
Flax Seeds or Linseeds are rich in Micronutrients, Antioxidants, Dietary Fiber, Manganese, VitaminB1, Lignans and Omega 3 fatty acids. Flax Seeds should be purchased whole…then ground for consumption. Whole Flax seeds will pass right thru your body 🙁 Ground Flax Seeds are easily digested and the rich benefits absorbed and used by your body.
Flax Seeds are rich in Omega3 fatty acids which help repair cells, regulate your blood pressure and help provide heart health. Flax also contains Lignans which are phytoestrogens, plant chemicals that mimic the hormone estrogen. Lignans can be helpful with depression and are being researched as cancer preventatives…especially breast cancer.
Some additional benefits….
Cholesterol – Studies have shown that Flax seeds can help increase your good Cholesterol and lower your bad cholesterol.
Diabetes – Flax can improve blood sugar levels. Lignans can help prevent type 2 diabetes.
Immune System – The combination of Omega3 fatty acids and Lignans can give your immune system a great boost to help fight off colds and virus.
Constipation – Flax Seeds are rich in fiber working in your body as a natural laxative. Fiber keeps your digestive system moving and clears out toxins from your body.
Weight Loss – Flax seeds have the ability to expand …making you feel fuller…longer 🙂
Flax seeds…whether brown or yellow..have a nutty flavor and can be easily incorporated into your diet. Add them to salads, add into your smoothies, sprinkle on your cereal or use Flax Seed Oil to make dressings or marinades. 😉
Store ground Flax Seeds in an air tight container..preferably in your freezer to keep them fresh.
*** Pregnant women should NOT add Flax Seeds into their diet without consulting their doctor due to the increase in estrogen that can occur. ***
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