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Kristen Brogan explains the benefits of flaxseeds
Flaxseeds high in omega 3s (ALA) and fiber and contain antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial, and anticancer properties. These super omegas help to lower inflammation, balance hormones, and improve digestion. Flaxseeds must be ground to reap their wonderful benefits.
Take 1-2 Tablespoons per day. Add to cereal, smoothies, and salads. For a tasty snack, mix 2 tbsp. flaxseeds or chia seeds with ¼ cup of juice, let sit for 10 minutes to thicken and eat with a spoon.
Provides Fiber, Lignans & Omega-3 Fats
Flaxseed was eaten by the early Greeks and Romans like nuts. You may eat the natural untreated seeds whole, ground into meal, or sprouted. Used in small amounts, they add a crunchy quality when making muffins, waffles, pancakes, granola, or cooked cereals. When ground, Flaxseed Meal can be added to breads, muffins, hot cooked cereals and smoothies, and is one of the most powerful natural cholesterol controllers.
Bob's Redmill Flaxseeds are tiny, hard seeds, golden or brown, and high in Omega 3 fatty acids. The seeds themselves are not digestible, so to reap the wonderful health benefits the seeds must be ground into flax meal. Use a coffee grinder and grind up a weeks' worth and store it in the refrigerator. Flaxseeds are inexpensive and are an excellent dietary source of fiber. Flaxseeds also decrease inflammation, help lower cholesterol, and improve cell sensitivity.