Are you getting enough omega-3’s in your diet?
Have I mentioned that I love this company?
At least now I am getting plenty of omega-3 goodness
Flax Seed Facts
- Flaxseed has a high ratio of Linolenic (omega-3) to Linoleic (omega-6) fatty acids. While many other plant seeds contain a higher ratio of omega-6 fats, flaxseed is the one of the few seeds that contains a much higher ratio of the essential omega-3 fats.
- Flaxseed oil is one of the richest sources of OMEGA-3 fatty acid, Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) an ESSENTIAL FATTY ACID (EFA). This fatty acid is considered essential, meaning that your body cannot make it but requires it and so must derive all of it from the diet. The average American diet is lacking in this fat. Supportive but not conclusive research shows that consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. One serving of Organic Whole Flaxseed provides 9 grams of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids.
- Golden Flaxseed is unique in that 48% of its total fat content is omega-3 fatty acids.
- Flaxseed contains very high amounts of DIETARY FIBER, both SOLUBLE and INSOLUBLE. Golden Flaxseed is 28%-35% fiber, 1/3 of which is soluble, and the other 2/3 insoluble. Soluble fiber also plays an important role in maintaining the “good bacteria” in our bowel, like Lactobacillus Acidophilus and Bifidobacteria. Insoluble fiber increases the bulk of stools.
- Flaxseed is an outstanding source of many essential nutrients, including: proteins, carbohydrates, minerals, folate, vitamin B-6, pantothenic acid, magnesium, potassium, iron, thiamine, copper, zinc, calcium and phosphorus.
To get the nutritional benefits, it’s important to grind flax seeds. They can’t be digested in their whole state, but a quick spin in the coffee grinder will solve the problem.
Ground flax seed also makes a great egg substitute if you have an allergy or if you just don’t eat eggs. For one egg, mix together one tablespoon of ground fax seed and three tablespoons of water.
Ways I Like To Use Flax Seed
- Sprinkled on yogurt, cereal, or oatmeal
- As an egg substitute (see above)
- Added into breads, pancakes, waffles, and other batters to boost nutrition
What is your favorite way to use flax seed?
Vegan (made with a ground flax egg substitute) chocolate chip pumpkin muffins
Organic Whole Flax Seed Giveaway
One winner will receive a 16 oz bag of Whole Golden Flaxseed.
- Leave me a comment telling me your favorite way to get omega-3’s.
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*As always, please make sure you leave a separate comment for each entry.*
This giveaway will end Wednesday, July 20 at midnight. The winner will be announced Friday morning.
*Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.*