Flaxseed may not be as popular as the sesame seeds used in hamburger buns but they are no less nutritious. This ancient grain comes in a variety of earthy colors and it has a warm, nutty flavor.
Flaxseed is good for the heart because it contains omega-3 fatty acids. This type of ‘healthy fat’ helps lower the risks of heart disease, stroke and blood clotting. Omega-3 essential fatty acids also help control high blood pressure while at the same time lowering your cholesterol level. Aside from the obvious benefits for the heart, flaxseed can also relieve dry eyes, reduce hot flushes, halt the growth of prostate cancer cells and lower the risks of diabetes.
Ground flaxseed instead of the whole grains is recommended for the simple fact that the ground variety is easier for the body to digest.
To enjoy these health benefits and more, you can grind flaxseed and sprinkle it in your favorite hot or cold drinks, protein shakes, breakfast cereal, vegetable dish or even your home baked goodies.