Sunday, April 26, 2009

The benefits of flax seed

Flax seed seems to currently be quite popular among many health conscious foodie bloggers that I read. I decided to investigate the benefits of all this flax seed!

A little Googling always does the trick. Check out these fantastic benefits of adding flax seed to your diet!

  • High in omega-3 fatty acids
    - By now most of us realize how important omega-3's are to our diet. They are essential in heart health, lowering cholesterol, stabilizing blood sugar, lowering our risk for certain cancers and much more.
  • Full of fiber
    - Helps lower cholesterol, helps stabilize blood sugar, lowers risk of colon and breast cancer, plus helps in many digestive issues (I'll leave that for you to Google).
  • Aids in eye health, macular degeneration is an example from WebMD.

Flax seed grows both as a golden color as well as a reddish brown. The color does not affect the nutritional value and both pack a healthy punch.

Flax seed is really easy to incorporate into your diet. I bought some ground flax seed meal and plan to add it to oatmeal, my turkey meatball recipe, and possibly some baking!

To learn more about the benefits of flax seed check out my source: WebMD: The Benefits of Flax Seed

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