If you’re looking for an easy way to change up your diet and live a healthier life. Incorporating flaxseeds into your diet is a great start. Flaxseed contains nutrients like omega-3 fats, fibre and protein.
Flaxseed is a complete source of protein. There is 2 grams of protein in a tbsp. of flaxseed. Because flaxseed is a complete source, it contains every amino acid that our bodies can’t make on its own.
Flaxseed is also the best source for lignans, which is a chemical compound found in plants. Lignans help prolong the life of cancer patients. They contain 800 time more lignans than any other food. Flaxseed fights best against prostate and breast cancer by stopping the growth of cancer cells.
Flaxseed oil is unique compared to whole or ground flaxseed and put to full use. Once the oil is extracted from flaxseed it’s common that the leftovers are fed to livestock because of the Omega-3 properties found in it.
Regular whole flaxseeds can be stored for a long time but to get its benefits it needs to be ground. Flaxseed oil is considered more of a supplement than food. The oil is the most expensive way to get flaxseed but is great for adding into chilled foods like salad dressings, smoothies or yogurt. It’s important to remember to never cook with flaxseed oil. Heat will cause it to go rancid and takes away all of its healthy properties.
Once the oil is extracted from flaxseed it’s common that the leftovers are fed to livestock because of the Omega-3 properties found in it. These seeds are able to be used in various ways.
Creating a popsicle recipe and using flax is a unique way to get needed nutrients no matter what time of year. You can also use this recipe to create smoothies. You can add any other fruits and vegetables you like but what’s important is giving it the extra supplement boost from flaxseed oil.
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 2 frozen bananas (sliced)
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1 cup chopped carrots
- 1 cup spinach
- 1 tbsp. honey
- 1 tbsp. flax seed oil
- Add cup of frozen strawberries into blender.
- Add one frozen sliced banana.
- Add cup of coconut water.
- Add cup of chopped carrots.
- Add spinach.
- Pour tbsp. of flax seed oil.
- Add tbsp. honey.