Friday, September 14, 2012

Small Changes: Flax Seed

Today's small change recommendation is to sprinkle flax seed on your morning cereal. Start with one tablespoon and try to get up to two.

I buy ground flax seed (you want it ground so it can be absorbed!) from Bob's Red Mill and keep it in this container on the door of my fridge.

If you haven't tasted flax, don't panic. It's not bad! It has a slightly-sweet nutty flavor.

Here are some of the cool benefits you get in such a small scoop of flax: It's a boost of fiber, low in carbs, high in most of the B vitamins and an excellent source of Omega-3 fatty acids and Omega 6. It's also the most concentrated dietary source of lignans (which the good bacteria in our gut turn into cancer-fighting compounds).

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