It’s no secret that I love flax. It is a mainstay in my daily diet consumed in the form of oil which I drink with water daily as well as flax seed meal (ground flaxseed) which I add to my breakfast smoothies and oatmeal.. Chock full of fiber and other A+mazing antioxidants flaxseed should be a fixture in all of our diets whether gluten free or not. Here are 5 reasons why you should be eating flax seed today.
5 Amazing Health Benefits of Flax
- Flax is an excellent source omega-3 fatty acids which aids in improved brain function and heart health.
- Rich source of potassium which is helpful for those who hate bananas.
- For those (like myself) suffering from IBS, Chrons’ and other forms of colitis it has been found that flax calms inner lining of the inflamed intestines.
- Flax can reduce high levels of cholesterol and aid in those looking to reduce high blood pressure through changes in their diet.
- Nutritionist have found that flaxseed oil can be linked to reducing body fat which is why I add two tablespoons to a glass of water daily.
Check out these A+mazing recipes that incorporate flax.
Almond Flaxseed Granola Bark
Vegan Zucchini Cake
Strawberry Coconut Hot Cereal
Banana Chai Spice Smoothie