Sprinkle, Sprinkle Little Star: the Benefits of Flaxseed
It's just the flax ma'am, and the facts are that the benefits of flaxseeds go beyond the earthy, nutty flavor it lends to your meals. In case you haven't already heard, you need to add flaxseeds to your diet - your health depends on it. Flaxseed has been shown to prevent heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes. These are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, which have heart healthy properties. Flaxseeds are also loaded with lignans, which contain plant estrogen and antioxidants, as well as plenty of soluble and insoluble fiber. In addition to warding off chronic illness, flaxseeds lower blood cholesterol and bad cholesterol. Flaxseeds are also beneficial in fighting constipation, hemorrhoids and other intestinal issues. This superfood has a nutty flavor and can be added to salad, vegetables and cereal. You can also use whole or ground flaxseeds, as well as flour or flaxseed oil to prepare food.