Flaxseed is very easy to add into your diet.
For breakfast try adding flaxseed to breakfast cereal or overnight oats. Stir into mayonnaise to pop on a sandwich at lunchtime. You can even add it into the mixture for cookies, muffins and breads.
You should add 20 grams of Linwoods Milled Organic Flaxseed to your favourite dishes each day to enjoy its beneficial properties.
One of the key benefits of flaxseed is that it is high in omega 3 (ALA).
These are essential fatty acids, which mean that our bodies cannot produce them and so we must get them through our diet.
Oily fish such as salmon, sardines and mackerel are all good, natural sources of omega 3 fatty acids.
Flaxseeds: a source of omega 3 for vegans and vegetarians
But if you do not like the taste of oily fish or you are following a vegan or vegetarian diet then flaxseed is a great alternative source of omega 3 fatty acids. Omega 3 helps to maintain normal blood cholesterol levels*.
A source of protein and fibre
Flaxseed is also an excellent source of both fibre so adding flaxseed to your diet could be very beneficial. It contains both soluble and insoluble fibre supporting the normal functioning of the digestive system.. Flaxseed also contains phytochemicals called lignans.
Linwoods Milled Organic Flaxseed is milled, which preserves its nutrients and helps it to be absorbed into the body more easily.
Whole flaxseed may pass through your intestine without being digested and this means that you will not get all of its nutritional benefits.
Yes – linseed and flaxseed are the same thing.
The difference comes with the use of each one. It is usually referred to as flaxseed when it is consumed as a food and when it is used for other purposes then it is called linseed.
Linseed can also be used in feed for livestock or to make fabric or paper.
Flaxseeds are one of the oldest crops and have been grown since the beginning of civilisation.
For centuries, flaxseeds have been commended for their healthy properties. There are records of their use dating all the way back to 3000BC.
Flaxseed is the small seed which comes from the common flax plant, linum usitatissium.
There are two types of flaxseed – brown and golden.