Miss Mary

Flaxseed?

FlaxseedHealth benefits to our diet vary from study to study but overall I’ve read and heard that flaxseed is one of our most natural ways to improve our daily health.  Web MD has a wonderful well written article The Benefits of Flaxseed.  Here’s just some of the benefits:

“Some call it one of the most powerful plant foods on the planet. There’s some evidence it may help reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes.”

 

Furthermore:

“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.

 

How did I incorporate it?

I use it with my frozen (defrosted) fruit, 6 oz. Chobani Yogurt, and 1 tablespoon of milled flaxseed with 1/8 teaspoon vanilla.  I went a week without the vanilla and I have to say it’s a little better.  One of the benefits is feeling full for a long time.  Surprise!  Next up Tart Cherry juice.

Healthy rec 1healthy rec 2

 

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One thought on “Flaxseed?

  1. I incorporate flaxseeds into my diet, too. We have a local brand of bread, Dave’s Killer Bread, that is loaded with flax seed and sooooo good. 🙂

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