How Flaxseeds Can Help You [Flaxseeds, a Great Source of Omega-3]
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Flaxseeds (omega-3 essential fatty acids) can help your body in so many ways.
Do you have inflammation from arthritis, very dry skin, eczema, high cholesterol, constipation, or just need to add fiber to your diet? Flaxseeds could be your answer.
Flaxseeds have a nutty flavor that people usually like and they can be used in a lot of ways in your diet. This is a great alternative for those of you who prefer not to take fish oil (another source of omega-3) but still want the benefits of fish oil. Flaxseeds are a good choice for vegans looking to add omega-3 benefits to their diets.
Customers, through the years, have told me the ways they incorporate flaxseeds into their meals. The most popular one is pouring a tablespoon or less of the seeds into a smoothie. But, I’ve heard of sprinkling the flaxseeds over soups and salads, adding it to oatmeal, yogurt, and baked goods, and mixing it into peanut butter for an extra delicious (and beneficial) peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
The one thing to remember about flaxseeds is that you have to grind them. Eating the seeds whole don’t give you the benefits of the omega-3 that is found in the flaxseeds.
The most popular brand at my store is Barlean’s FortiFlax. I easily go through 24 canisters a week. Doesn’t that speak for itself?