As today is a federal holiday here in the USA, I’ve decided to take the day off from both blogging and school. So it’s repost day here at The Purple Almond. I’ll be back with the superfoods tomorrow morning at 8:00 EST, as we continue with the bee product Propolis.
I wanted to do a couple of “reposts” this morning. I’ve already missed my usual 8:00 AM slot, but, I still wanted to posts something. So, here’s a quick video on flaxseeds, followed by one of my favorite quick and healthy “go to” recipes when I’m in a hurry.
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.