I need to preface this post. I ate some flax seeds yesterday. This morning I went to the gym for a 30 minute easy jog and ended up running 60 minutes. Must be the flax seeds!
I learned a lot yesterday. About flax seed. First of all it’s called linseed in the UK, so it took me a while finding it in the health store.
Next, I found out the it may reduce the risk of (WebMD):
- heart disease
Somewhere it says it may lower cholesterol, may reduce hot flashes and night sweat (good to know for a future me).
I am already sold. It’s a tiny little seed. Seems to have lots of strength.Even if it can only reduce one of these risks, it’s worth taking. There seems to be some discussion about its health benefits, so read up before you add to your diet.
It has three main ingredients:
- Omega-3 fatty acids
- Lignans (antioxidant)
And you need to eat it ground not whole. Not more than 2 tbsp a day. Less if you are used to a low fiber diet.
I am going to start sprinkling this over my yoghurt, my smoothies, my protein shakes or salad. And if I do bake again, I may add, too.
Flat belly on the way… 😉