Friday, February 3, 2012

Flax It

An important component of my diet is flax. You can buy flax seed oil, but I prefer to use milled flax. I add a tablespoonful to my protein shake, my cereal, on top of yogurt or into my oatmeal every morning. It really has no taste or noticeable texture. A whole box of it at Wal-Mart is less than $3.00. You will find it in the baking aisle near the flours and cornmeals.

One tablespoon contains over 1000 mg of Omega-3 oils. Heart healthy and a good source of fiber, Tosca Reno, the aforementioned "queen of clean eating", refers to flax as "nature's scrub brush". Try it for a week, and I think you will agree.

Omega-3 oils have anti-inflammatory properties, and therefore help with prevention of strokes, arthritis, cancer, and diabetes.

Some studies have found it helps conditions like irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulitis, and lupus. Others swear that it helps for hot flashes with menopause.

All fats are not going to make you fat. Your body requires fat for its processing of energy at the cellular level. Flax is one instance of a healthy fat like salmon, nuts, seeds, olive oil, and avocadoes. Remove the saturated fats from your diet , and use these healthy fats and oils instead for better health.

Are you drinking your water and moving?Eating your breakfast every day? Now add some flax.

Healthy eating,


Sonny G said...

We love it. I made flax bread and flax pancakes.. Eaten here many times a week and I agree- its a great cleaner.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for the info.
Enjoy your weekend.