Monday, April 25, 2011

Flax for Better Health!

Flax Cereal
1/3 cup flax seed
2T sunflower, sesame, pumpkin seed, etc
Almonds, Walnut, Pecan etc.
Raisins, chopped dates, cranberries, etc.
Date sugar, maple syrup or honey (to taste)
In the evening:  Add a little more water than the seeds
In the morning: Stir the thickened cereal, add fresh fruit/milk

Are you wondering what to do with those flax seeds you bought because you heard they were healthy? Here's a breakfast idea. Additionally, you can roast and grind flax seed, and sprinkle it over salads, bread, or meat. The advantage of soaking flax seeds over night is that by bringing it to a raw - or "live enzyme" - state, you increase your body's ability to absorb the nutrients (see more about raw food). But no matter how you eat them, flax is good for the body.

Flax is rich source of minerals like manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc and selenium. Flax is also a rich source of Omega-3 which is vital for the healthy development of your baby and effective at lowering bad cholesterol and increasing good cholesterol. Flax is also packed with folate which help prevent neural tube defects in the fetus when consumed during pre-conception period and pregnancy, as well as other complex vitamin-B's like Niacin and Thiamin. Flax is also rich with Vitamin E. Try adding flax to your diet today.

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