Flaxseed has been getting a lot of attention lately… and rightfully so! High in fiber, omega-3 fatty acids and phytochemicals called lignans, this crunchy conception just screams with health benefits. Commonly used as a laxative (to improve digestive health or relieve constipation), flaxseeds will leave you feeling fit, full, and fabulous by incorporating just a little into your food repertoire.
Here are a few easy tricks to jump starting your flax kick:
Keep it handy: In your refrigerator, keep a handy stash of ground flax accessible; it lasts for up to 45 days.
Simple on cereal or salads: Sprinkle one to two tablespoons of milled or whole flaxseed onto your morning cereal or over salads for a nutty contrast.
Dress-up: Shake or stir your daily dose of flax into your salad dressing.
Top that: Top your fruit and cottage cheese with flax for a crunchy punch.
In the mix: You can always mix whole or milled seeds into your favorite bread dough, or beef up burgers, fish, or vegetable patties to add that desired extra texture.