Linseed have a pleasant nutty taste and is high in powerful natural cholesterol controllers, high in fiber and a good source of omega 3.
The high Omega-3 content of Flax Seed Oil makes it a popular dietary supplement. Omega-3 and Omega 6 are essential fatty acids (EFAs), which are exactly that – essential for good health! EFAs are important for the proper functioning of the immune system, brain health, wound healing and for insulating nerves. They’re found in every cell in the body but we can’t make them ourselves. They need to be present in our diet, and the modern day diet of convenience and processed foods, often leaves us lacking the EFA’s we need.
Common symptoms of an Omega-3 deficiency are; dry and cracking skin, slow wound healing, high cholesterol and triglycerides levels, digestive disturbances and hormonal problems. Deficiencies in EFAs have been associated with a wide range of degenerative disorders such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes and various allergies. Incorporating ‘cold pressed’ Flax Seed Oil into your diet, is the most effective way to avoid these deficiencies and provide your body with the EFAs required for a healthy lifestyle. Further health benefits of eating Flax Seed Oil are well documented and include relief of allergies, eczema, improved complexion, reduced cholesterol and even controlling Attention Deficit Disorder.
How to use:
Brown & golden linseed have the same nutritional profile.
Linseed can be eaten whole, or sprouted or ground to make their vital nutrients available to the body. Add linseed to oatmeal, yoghurt, bread, biscuits, crackers and other recipes for extra nutrition & a nutty flavour. One tablespoon of ground flax seeds & three tablespoons of water may serve as a replacement for one egg in baking by binding the other ingredients together.