Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The humble flaxseed


Flax is an extraordinary seed. Besides being an excellent source of magnesium, fiber, potassium and manganese, it also houses plant lignans. Lignans have been found to help fight against breast cancer.

Flaxseed oil contains more omega-3 essential fatty acid (ALA) than fish oil. Alpha-linolenic acid is thought to reduce heart disease.1


Adding two teaspoons of flax a day is easy and very beneficial. Add flaxseeds to your yogurt with fruit, mix it into smoothies or sprinkle into your homemade muffins or granola.

1(Murray 2005, p 425-427)

2 comments:

Sarah said...

Love flax but also LOVE your beautiful patterned bowl!

Adrienne said...

Thanks Sarah. It's an Anthropologie purchase :)