You already eat seeds like those from a pumpkin, sunflower and sesame, but how about chia, hemp and flax? These three are considered to be some of the most powerful superfoods and have been enjoyed for centuries.
Flax Seeds alone can reduce your risk for heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes. Full of manganese, Vitamin B, fiber and magnesium, this wonder food does it all. With over 130% of your daily omega 3 fatty acid needs in 2 tablespoons, Flax Seeds were actually ranked the #1 source of all 129 World’s Healthiest Foods as a source of omega-3s! Along with being a great source of Omega 6 fatty acids, adding ground Flax Seeds in creative ways to your daily eating habits is a must. Plus, it’s simple- add it to foods you already know and love.
Every time you have a food like oatmeal, smoothies, soup, or yogurt, stir in a couple of tablespoons of ground Flax Seeds. Soon it will be a habit and you won’t have to think about it, you’ll just do it. Stir into moist dishes such as enchilada casserole, chicken parmesan, chili, beef stew, meatloaf, or meatballs. You won’t taste it, but your body will sure know it’s there. We also recommend substituting ground Flax Seeds for part of the flour in recipes for quick breads, muffins, rolls, bread, bagels, pancakes, and waffles. Try replacing 1/4 to 1/2 cup of the flour with ground Flax Seeds if the recipe calls for 2 or more cups of flour.