Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Flax of Life

     Adding Flaxseed to your diet can help reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and stroke. This powerful lignan is packed with fiber, protein, and Omega-3's (especially great if you don't eat fish). So, how can you add this into your diet? It's easy- don't be intimidated, just keep reading.

     First, hit your grocery store's baking aisle. Ground Flaxseed (aka, Flaxmeal), can usually be found near the flour section. While you can purchase whole flaxseeds, your body will absorb the ground variety much better and it has higher potency than flax oil. You can also purchase online by clicking here

    Next it's time to incorporate flax into your everyday diet. With little flavor, you can add flax to pretty much anything you eat/drink. A few tablespoons will do the trick. Here's a list of some of the things I add flax to in our cooking; smoothies, casseroles, pasta sauces, yogurt, pizza and pie crust, cookies, breads, and salads. 

     I love flaxseed and as you can see it's fairly easy to add into your diet. It's one more step towards living a more nutritious life.

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1 comment:

  1. I like to put a spoonfull in my yogurt - adds a nice nutty flavor!