Authentic Food of the Day: Flaxseeds!

One of the easiest ways to improve your diet is to start sprinkling seeds on your foods! Sounds too simple, right? Well, when it comes to adding flaxseeds to your diet, these little seeds pack a powerful punch of health-promoting nutrients. Flaxseeds are a great source of manganese, dietary fiber, magnesium, folate, and copper. It has been noted that flaxseeds are one of the most concentrated plant sources of omega-3 fatty acid, which make flax a great food for promoting a health heart and for anti-inflammation. Flaxseeds contain phytoestrogens (estrogen precursors found in plants, known as lignans), which help to balance estrogen levels in the body. They also have powerful antioxidant properties to help keep your immune system strong. I use flaxseeds in my smoothies every day and I recommend that you check out Barlean’s organic Forti-Flax (ground flaxseed).

DID YOU KNOW:

- The soluble fiber found in flaxseeds helps maintain blood glucose levels already within a healthy range and supports a healthy intestinal tract in the body.

- Flaxseeds add a crunchy, nutty flavor to baked goods and cereals and tastes great sprinkled on banana slices.

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