Ok, so remember when I did a post about chia seeds? There were a multitude of you that were pretty happy about learning about it. (I hope.)
So today, I'm going to tell you about flax seeds. (Especially since it is a recipe in my Tasty Tuesday post today!)
First off, flax seeds have a large amount of fiber and omega 3-fatty acids in them, which we all know is very good for your health. They also act as an anti-oxidant.
Adding flax seeds regularly to your diet may:
lower your cholesterol
help balance your female hormones (promote fertility, reduce menopause, etc.)
help you feel satisfied longer (so you don't eat as much throughout the day)
help with inflammation (arthritis, diabetes, asthma, some cancers)
protect you against heart disease, diabetes, & cancer
help you prevent & control high blood pressure
It's not that difficult to add flax seed to your diet...
add it over top of your cereal!
when baking, put some in your baked goods
add some to your shakes/smoothies
Make sure the flax seeds are ground when you start adding them to your diet. This way you can maintain all of the health benefits! (Otherwise the seeds will pass right through your system...think: corn.)