February 2, 2008

Flax Seed

My newest "healthy living" item... Flax Seed. You can get it in actual flax seed (as shown above), ground flax or in flax seed oil. I just bought Kashi's Honey Almond Flax granola bars and they are YUMMY!!

So what does flax seed do? Well, for starters it fights cholesterol, fights cancer, fights diabetes, fights constipation, fights inflammation, fights menopausal symptoms, fights heart disease, helps your immune system and can help "the blues" we all get this time of year.

It's rich in Omega 3's and is recognized as the richest source of essential fatty acids. It also contains high levels of fiber, both soluble and insoluble.

The neat thing is you can sprinkle ground flax on anything and you only need about 3 - 6 tbsp a day to get the maximum benefits. AND, it's very inexpensive.

Things you can put it in:
Cottage Cheese
On cereal
In smoothies or protein shakes
In pancake or muffin batter (or any batter for that matter)
HEY, That rhymed! ;)

Anyway... go get some flax seed and take care of yourself!!