Flax Seed Benefits

Featured Article,Healthy,Recipes
January 1, 2012

Tiny flax seeds can have a huge impact on your health—whether you’re on a low-carb diet or just want to keep it healthy.

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Flax seeds—a nutty-tasting seed that’s high in omega-3 fatty acids—have been around for hundreds of years and are believed to help fight everything from heart disease to diabetes. Flax seeds are also high in fiber, yet work for low-carb diets and are high in Vitamin B.

Flax seeds must be ground to release their nutrients, making them perfect for tossing into smoothies, pancakes or waffles, breakfast cereals.

Coconut Raisin Flax Granola

Oats, sunflower seeds, coconut and almonds are toasted, sweetened with honey and raisins and then baked until crisp.

Spiced Flaxseed, Banana and Carrot Muffins

These earthy, island-spiced muffins cry out for a cream cheese frosting,