Friday, November 19, 2010

I Love Flax Seed: A Super Food

Whole Flax Seed and Ground Meal
Ever tried flax seed? I'll give you three good reasons to add it to your diet...
  1. Fiber: 2 Tbsp of flax seed meal contain as much fiber as 1-1/2 cups cooked oatmeal, 4 grams. Super good for your digestive system, but don't over do it - you'll pay the consequences. 
  2. Lignans: flax seed contains high levels of lignans, a natural antioxidant. To get the lignans that are in 2 Tbsp of flax seed meal you'd need to eat about 30 cups of fresh broccoli.
  3. Omega 3's: one serving of flax seed meal contains 2400 milligrams of omega-3, which is essential for brain function/development, among other things. And if you're family is like mine, you don't eat a lot of fish - so flax seed is a great non-fishy alternative!
I buy flax seed meal in the nutrition/organic section of my grocery store for about $4.99/lb and we throw it in everything! Cookies, breads, pancakes, waffles, muffins, cold or hot cereal, fruit smoothies, sauces...if you're just adding a couple teaspoons here and there it won't change your recipe or the flavor of what you're eating and you'll get all those great health benefits. I love my flax seed.

We always put it in our green smoothies.

And when your baby is about 8 months old you can start adding it to your homemade baby food. LOVE it!


  1. I now have been eating 2 tablespoons every day in my cold cereal because of you!!:)

  2. Does it affect the taste of stuff?

  3. Hilary - I'd say no - I've never been able to taste it.

  4. Sacha Inchi Oil is cold pressed from raw Sacha Inchi seeds. It’s loaded with Omega-3 & Omega-6 EFAs, as well as Vitamins A and E. There’s nothing better for dressing salads, for dipping, or for low temperature cooking.


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