Flax seeds are very good for you and they taste good too. Flax seed is one of nature’s wonder foods, but you may not know the best way to work it into your normal diet. Here are a few ideas on getting flax seed worked into what you eat.
Flax seed is incredibly good for you. It’s full of Omega-3’s and other healthful nutrients. Unfortunately, some people have a hard time figuring out how to work them into their daily diet. I’ve found some ways to work them in, and hopefully it will help you enjoy this wonderfully healthy food.
- Sprinkle flax seeds into your cereal. It may sound odd, but since flax seeds don’t have much flavor (just a light nutty taste), you’ll hardly notice that they’re there. I’ve mixed them into Rice Krispies, Raisin Nut Bran, Oatmeal Crisp, Corn Flakes and others. You can probably mix them into just about any cereal you already eat.
- Grind your flax seeds in a spice grinder or with a mortar and pestle and mix them in with your favorite stuffing mix.
- If you make your own bread, you can add whole flax seeds, or if you can find it, use flax seed flour in the recipe.
- Sprinkle the flax seeds into your salad.
- Add whole or ground flax seed to any rice dish or noodle dish.
- Grind flax seed and add it to any sauce or dip you might create. It adds a slight oily nut taste when ground, so keep that in mind when choosing what dips and sauces you include the flax seeds in.
According to World’s Healthiest Foods, flax seeds are a great source of Omega 3 fatty acids, manganese and fiber. Two tablespoons of flax seed has 0.62g of saturated fat and no cholesterol. For those who don’t want to eat fish, flax seed and flax seed oil can be good alternatives. Flax seeds improve bone health and protect against diabetes, some forms of cancer and heart disease. The wondrous seeds also lower cholesterol and high blood pressure.
With all of the amazing health benefits that flax seed and flax oil can provide, it’s well worth finding ways to work this great food into your diet. With it’s subtle flavor and light texture, it can be easily incorporated into a wide variety of dishes. Try experimenting with different ways of adding flax to your diet and you’ll soon be reaping all it’s healthy rewards.