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Flax seeds are a rich source of lignans (compounds that help regulate hormone activity in our bodies) and one of the best plant sources of omega-3 fatty acids. In fact, one tablespoon of ground flax contains 1.8 g of omega-3s! Additionally, its high soluble fibre content can help with regulating bowel movements, slows the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream, and increases healthy bacteria in our gut. These effects help explain why several studies have shown that eating flax seeds regularly may decrease the risk of certain cancer types, such as breast and prostate.
We recommend consuming ground flax seeds rather than whole, since our digestive system can’t break down the outer shell of the seeds. Ground flax seeds can be added to smoothies, yogurt, salads, oatmeal, or baked into muffins and bread.
This delicious, easy and low carb oatmeal recipe can be made on the stove top or in the microwave. The combination of nuts and flax seeds provides a high amount of protein and fat to help keep you fueled throughout the morning.
Note: If preparing a batch for several days, add a few tablespoons of water when reheating to thin again.
Recipe adapted from: https://willamettetransplant.com/flaxseed-oatmeal-flaxseed-porridge/