I'm a big fan of flaxseeds (also known as linseeds) and suggest to many of my clients here in Falmouth to include them in their diet. Taste-neutral, cheap and simple to add to all kinds of meals, they have many health benefits. Here's a quick overview...
Fibre. Flaxseeds are a great source of fibre, helping you move your bowels, and promoting good digestion. They also contain healthy oils which lubricate your digestive system, making it easier for your stools to pass through.
Good oils. Flaxseeds are also a source of omega 3 which contribute to the maintenance of normal cholesterol levels. Small studies indicate that flaxseeds may also be helpful for reducing menopausal hot flushes.
Protein. Flax seeds are a great source of plant-based protein which, along with their omega 3 content, make them a great food source if you're a veggie/vegan.
I buy flaxseeds whole and blitz them in a mini grinder but you can buy them pre-milled. It's better to have them milled, as eating flaxseeds whole makes them less easy to digest and reduces their nutritional benefits.
Sprinkle your ground flaxseeds over porridge, muesli, yoghurt, pasta and salads. You can also stir them into soup and stews, and add them to your fave bread/cake mixture!
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I've just returned from a few days in London, training in Advanced Facial Reflexology at the London School of Reflexology. I'm delighted to now be able to offer fabulous facial reflexology to my clients!
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