16 Mar '15, 12pm

Flax is more than just a health fad – it's been around since Ancient Babylon. How to add the superfood to your diet:

Flax is more than just a health fad – it's been around since Ancient Babylon. How to add the superfood to your diet:

Flaxseed meal – or, simply, flax meal – is a great source of omega-3 essential fatty acids, dietary fiber (both soluble and insoluble), and antioxidants. You might think flax is just a health fad, but the stuff has been around since it was first cultivated in ancient Babylon . In fact, King Charlemagne felt so strongly about its health properties he passed laws that required his royal subjects to consume it regularly. Today, experts recommend eating between one and two tablespoons per day to get the maximum benefit. Here are a few ways to add flax to your daily routine: Smoothie: Add a tablespoon of flax meal to your next smoothie to get a whopping 1.8 grams of plant-based omega-3s. The taste of the seeds is almost imperceptible and – if anything – flax adds a bit of thickening texture. You can also consider swapping out flax meal for flax oil (still one tablespoon), which...

Full article: http://blog.walkjogrun.net/2015/03/16/how-to-add-flaxseed...

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