Linseeds – also known as flax seeds.
These little seeds are power houses of nutrition classifying them as SuperFoods.
25g of flax seeds contain on average:
manganese, thiamine, magnesium, phosphorus, copper and selenium as well as iron, zince and potassium.
They contain significant omega 3 which is known to be anti-inflammatory as well as lignans which help promote hormonal balance.
Flax seeds need to be sprouted or soaked in water in order for your body to digest the seeds and obtain its health benefits.
These seeds are high in fibre and low in carbs! They contain both soluble and insoluble fibre.
Part of the omega 3 fatty acid is ALA and this fat benefits your skin, hair and nails, coupled with its vitamin B content helps reduce
drynes and flakiness. This is why it can also assist with symptoms of acne, rosacea and eczema.
Flax seeds also support digestive health. Firstly it helps reduce inflammation and protect the lining of the gastrointestinal tract. It
also promotes beneficial gut flora as it acts as a prebiotic. These seeds are a natural remedy for constipation as they help to bulk up stool
and flush waste from the gut.
Soaked linseeds can be added to cereals and smoothies, linseed flour can be used in baking (they are naturally gluten free).
They can be mixed with water and used as an egg substiture in vegan recipes.