Flax is a wonderful and healthy seed, high in omega-3 fats, high fiber and low carb, making it suitable for any diet.
Just how healthy are they? Here are the nutrients, followed by some health benefits.
A 1 ounce (3 tbsp) serving of flaxseeds contains (1):
- Omega-3 (ALA) 6,338m
- Fiber 8g
- Protein 6g
- Vitamin B1 31% RDA
- Manganese 35% RDA
- Magnesium 30% RDA
- Phosphorus 19% RDA
- Selenium 10% RDA
- Also, flaxseeds contain a good amount of vitamin B6, Iron, potassium, copper and zinc
For more information on the health benefits of flax, see this source article: Natural Health: 10 Amazing Benefits of Consuming Flax seed
I normally try to stay away from microwaving things, but in a pinch, this recipe is SOOO easy and super healthy. I’ve made this on many mornings when I was short on time.
Here’s a video showing the procedure. (SOOO easy!)