Flaxseed

The benefits of flaxseed is nothing new. Used in ancient medicine, they have a long history as a health food. Multiple studies conclude they may decrease breast cancer and prostate cancer risk. Research also demonstrates adding a few tablespoons of ground flaxseed daily can lead to significantly improved blood pressure. Personally, I’ve seen numerous individuals significantly improve cholesterol levels by adding 1-2 tablespoons of flaxseeds to their daily routine.

 

Whole Flaxseed

 

Dr. Greger and Dr. Furhman both recommend 1 tablespoon of flaxseed every day. Flaxseed oil might sound tempting but during processing it loses many nutrients; stick to eating the whole seed.

This nutrition powerhouse is both affordable and easy to use. With the many benefits, it seems silly not to make them a part of your daily habit. They’re found in the baking or bulk food section at most grocery stores.

We recommend buying flaxseed whole and grinding it using a coffee grinder or blender, or they may pass through your body undigested. Another reason to buy whole flaxseed is, once ground, it goes rancid quickly. If you do buy pre-ground, be sure to store it in the freezer. At the beginning of the week, I typically grind 1-2 cups of flaxseed and store it in the freezer to use as needed throughout the week.

Some of our recipes with flaxseeds: Flax Crackers, Turmeric Smoothie, Sweet Potato Black Bean Quinoa Burger, Daily Dozen Smoothie, Chocolate Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal, Peanut Butter Plus and Dessert for Breakfast Chocolate Pancakes.

Flaxseed isn’t only healthy, it’s also VERY handy when baking because it’s a perfect egg-replacement. The recipe below can be used to replace one egg in nearly any recipe.

Ground Flaxseed Egg Replacement
1T Ground flaxseeds + 3T water
Stir well. Allow mixture to set for 10 minutes.
Use this mixture in place of 1 egg in a recipe.

 

Whole Flaxseed, Ground Flaxseed, Flax Egg

 

Found on Amazon: Whole Flax Seed   (Note this is an affiliate link.)

 

 

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