Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Healthy beauty: Flax seed meal

We all know we need our antioxidants and Omega 3s because they fight cancer and slow the process of aging - to name just a few benefits. But, we all didn't know that you could take your daily dose in just two quick, yummy tablespoons. Flaxseed meal is an incredibly simple way to add these nutrients to your diet. You can add it to cereal, pancakes or waffles.

Here are some fun facts about flaxseed meal. Remember, we are talking about two tablespoons. It delivers as much fiber as 1 1/2 cups of cooked oatmeal. You have to eat 30 cups of broccoli to get the same amount of lignans (a natural antioxidant). One serving of flaxseed meal contains 2400 milligrams of Omega-3.

I use Dr. Bob's Red Mill Whole Ground Flaxseed meal which I buy at Trader Joe's. But you can also find it at Amazon. Next week I'm going to share my secret trick for adding it to my daily diet - without having to bake!

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