June 26, 2006
The Facts on Flax
Omega 3 fatty acids, commonly found in fish, help reduce your risk of heart disease and may help reduce the inflammation of rheumatoid arthritis. But if you don’t enjoy fish, how do you get some of the benefits of omega-3s? How about flax seeds?
In addition to omega-3s, flax seeds contain fiber, zinc, iron, vitamin E and calcium among other vitamins and minerals, and are low in saturated fat.
Trouble is, the omega-3 of flax seeds is located in the seed and unless you chew the seeds thoroughly, they can be difficult to digest.
To get the benefit of flax seed, grind it in a blender, coffee grinder or food processor. Then, add it to dough and batter, sprinkle on cereal or pudding or add it to a smoothie.
Posted by Lisa at June 26, 2006 2:44 PM
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