Flaxseeds - AKA Linseeds
The super food of super foods!! Nutritious and delicious!
Various papers of published research are proving what we believed for centuries; flaxseeds are a great aid for us to get healthier. The Journal of Nutrition has published a promising study on the effect flaxseeds may have in weight loss. Other studies reveal that flaxseeds being rich in so many essential nutrients are very likely to help with high cholesterol, cleanse and protect the digestive system, support the immune system and course let’s not forget it can also improve all kinds of skin conditions and make our hair stronger and healthier.
They are the best plant source of Omega 3 Fatty acids and if this wasn’t reason enough to start adding it as part of our diet, they are also rich in fibre, protein, Selenium, Vitamins B1 and B6, Magnesium, Potassium, Copper, Zinc, Phosphorus and Manganese.
I buy organic golden linseeds and then grind some every week and put them in a little glass jar in my bag. This way I always have some for when I’m out and about, I can then sprinkle them on my lunch and smoothies. Remember that its best to buy the whole seed and then grind them into a powder as you need it. Once they are in ground form they lose their power quicker.
Various ways to use Flaxseeds:
In soups and stews – They act as a thickener
Pancake mixes - Use whole for a nutty crunch or use ground up to thicken up the batter.
Sprinkle on salads and all other foods
Sprinkle on Yogurts, porridge and desserts