Flax is a great source of fiber, which is beneficial
for digestive health and can also help lower cholesterol.
One tablespoon of ground seeds contains 55 calories,
3 grams of fiber, 2 grams of protein, and about 2,300 milligrams
of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), a type of omega-3 fat.
How to use?
-Raw or toasted: Sprinkle over cottage cheese, ricotta, yogurt, or breakfast cereal. Use it in shakes and it will thicken them somewhat.
-Cooked in a hot cereal: For example, try hot flax peanut butter cereal.
-Cooked into other foods: Try meatloaf, meatballs, or casseroles.
-In baked goods: Add a few tablespoons to any recipe, or try the following, which rely on flax as a flour.
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