Sunday, August 10, 2014

Health Benefits and Uses for Flax Seed

My breakfast this morning - Homemade Greek yogurt with stevia, vanilla and flax seeds
Flax seed is one of the best superfoods you can purchase. I was able to get some to try out and report how I liked them. First of all, the taste is very pleasant -- way better than eating hemp seeds, which I am not fond of.

Here are some of the benefits:
  • Extremely high in both soluble and insoluble fiber
  • Maintains health of colon, digestive and gastrointestinal systems
  • Protective effect against breast, prostate, and colon cancer
  • Rich in Omega-3 fatty acids (the good kind!)
  • Improves blood sugar levels and helps to prevent/treat diabetes
  • Prevents inflammation caused by diseases and illnesses
  • Reduces hot flashes in menopausal women
  • Rich in anti-oxidants
  • Detoxifies cells
  • Rich in calcium and iron
  • Rich in essential oils that aid in healthy hair, eyes and skin
  • Contains 57% alpha-linolenic acid
  • Adaptogenic
It is a very inexpensive superfood that can be used in many ways in your daily life. You can grind them if you choose, and add them to hot cereal, cold cereal, smoothies, etc. I just put some on top of my yogurt, didn't bother grinding them. But if possible, you should grind them.

You can bake them in muffins (I am gluten free and pretty much grain free as well, so I look to seeds like quinoa and flax.)

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