Having good health comes from a variety of good decisions. (Exercise, healthier food choices, and a good source of all essential vitamins.) You see, it takes a combination of everything to have a good, healthy body. But some of the best nutritional supplements come from the most unlikely sources. Today lets examine the wonderful health factors of using flax seed.
After clinical studies researched at the Medical Dept. of USC, flax seed has been an indicator of many health benefits that have been under looked up until recently. Considering this crop has been around since the Mesopotamian era; it’s been cultivated for oil seeds and obviously…for its fibrous benefits. Packed with nutrients, omega 3 fatty acids, minerals, antioxidants and essential vitamins. To maintain a nutrition profile, these seeds are grinded in a coffee or nut/seed grinder. (A relatively easy process). And the best aspect of these little nutritional additions is that they can be easily enjoyed as a snack (add it to yogurt, to granola, to avocado, to soup, ect.) and you can add a whole lot of HEALTHY to your simple dish. But always remember that everything must be consumed moderately.
Let’s see what health benefits lye in flax seed:
Energy, which consists of [carbohydrates, protein, fat (it always an essential), and dietary fiber] Vitamins that include (folates, niacin, riboflavin, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, electrolytes, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and zinc).
Coming in many different forms; flax seed is available in whole dry seeds, roasted and ground; and can be included in everything from granola bars, cereal, and baked goods! What a wonderful world of healthy benefits, other indicators in its sudden popularity involve its sudden revival in the “celebrity obsessed/healthy nutritious obsessed world”. (Public figures have long loved its health benefits—i.e. Barack Obama…I mean, we are in his presidency) In a time of major health concerns, how can you possibly pass up the ‘little things’ that matter?
Today—let’s start changing up our diets, adding flax seed or not. It’s essential in becoming a healthier you.