We have all heard of it or seen it but do we know what it can do for us? or better yet, should we all be consuming it? the answer is very simple: Yes!
Flaxseed is one of those natural treasures that has so many benefits to our health that it would be a crime not to take advantage of.
These seeds originated in the Middle East thousands of years ago but only recently have they gained the popularity they deserve due to the rich content of Omega-3, fiber, and other amazing compounds.
Among the countless benefits of flaxseed we can include its high fiber content which helps with constipation, helps get rid of excess bile, feeds our good bacteria, helps control cholesterol, body weight, blood sugar, and blood pressure. Also, Because of its Omega-3 contest, Flaxseed is a perfect source of this fatty acid which is not easily found in other foods. The excess of Omega-6 without the balancing amount of omega-3 is a common issue in today's western diet and is one of the promoters of many diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancers, inflammation, and autoimmune disease.
The great thing about Flaxseed is, Its so easy to add to our daily diet that you would have no problem consuming the recommended amount which is only 1 tablespoon a day... How awesome is that?
Personally, I Like to add it to my protein smoothies, morning pancakes, salads, muffins, etc. Additionally, Flaxseed is a great egg replacement. It’s a win-win-win-WIN situation!
Adding Flaxseed to your diet can only improve your life so why not?! and remember, organic is always better.