Growing up we were always told “don’t eat the seeds” of various foods, however, flaxseeds are becoming more widely-known and highly recommended to ingest.
These seeds come from flax – an ancient fiber crop – which is said to be one of the oldest fiber crops in the world, so why is it just now becoming popular? People are coming to realize the benefits of this seed.
Flaxseeds are a rich source of healthy fat, antioxidants and fiber. The seed holds micronutrients, dietary fiber, omega-3 fatty acid, magnesium, lignan and many more vitamins such as B1.
It is best to buy the seed grounded, as the whole seeds will pass through your body without being digested. Two tablespoons of this magical food contains 100 calories, and it’s above your recommended daily intake of heart-healthy fats. One serving of flaxseed is said to have three grams of protein and four grams of fiber.
Adding ground flax seeds into your yogurt, smoothie, cereal or mixed into a muffin will give you the right boost you need every morning. And, it will increase your long-term health – the seed is proven to help lower the risk of cancer, heart disease and diabetes.
Seeds aren’t just for birds, and they aren’t something you should dismiss. Flaxseeds are the seed to eat daily.
And, we have some tasty, healthy ways to do this.
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