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Four Interesting Ways to Use Flaxseeds in Your Diet

From several health conscious fads like juice cleanses to shake/ smoothie diets- the health world has witnessed several health food trends that have come and gone. However, the one to have
stayed and the one that actually has been researched upon for its multiple proven health benefits is making Flax a party of your diet.

Other than being high in fiber content, several studies link this Omega 3 rich seed to lowered heart risks, better skin and hair health, and a myriad of health benefits.

While Flax seeds are superb health food that we tend to hear a lot about, but don’t always know how to use them;

 Read on to find out how you can get your fair share of good health from using flax in flexible ways in your diet:

Breakfast ingredient:

Start your day with a boost by adding in a healthy dose (1-2 tbsp.) of flaxseed to your bowl of muesli or oatmeal or even your regular bowl of poha or upma or even your paratha to give that extra goodness. Adding flaxseed to your breakfast gives you your dose of fiber right at the start of the day, making you feel fuller for longer and give your body essential nutrients for the day ahead. 

Suggested Read: Top Easy Five High-Fiber Recipes to Keep You Full

Crunch your salads, smoothies and stews:


Mix or blend some flaxseeds into your smoothie for added health benefits with fruit/ veggies and nuts. Another interesting way to eat flaxseeds is mixing flaxseed oil into a soup or a stew or sprinkling some seeds over your salad. As winter is starting to set in, soups and stews make for a hearty winter foods that can be taken as lunch, dinner or even as your mid-day or mid-evening snack. The fiber, protein and iron from added flaxseeds serve as a great addition to any winter meal.

On yogurt:

Flaxseeds give a nutty texture and flavor to a bowl of yogurt with fruit. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseeds on your homemade version of fruit or plain yogurt and you are good to tuck in!

Sip up, slim down:

Looking for that extra protein punch in your diet? Add in a tablespoon of crushed flaxseeds to your fruit smoothie to make it protein rich. Our bodies need protein for healthy skin, hair, bones and heart. Plus a protein packed smoothie complete with fiber can prevent overeating, and a dose of protein after your workout everything your body will thank you for!

 

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