I’ve always known ground flaxseeds were good for you. But I never really realized just👏 HOW👏 GOOD👏!
After doing some research, it is clear that just about everyone can benefit from eating 1-2 tablespoons of ground flaxseeds each day!
Research suggests that eating ground flaxseeds (also called FLAX MEAL) has soooooooo many health benefits such as…
⚡️INFLAMMATION. A review paper of 32 research studies found ground flaxseeds may lower blood inflammatory markers like hs-CRP.
⚡️BLOOD PRESSURE. A research study of 112 people with high blood pressure found ground flaxseeds may decrease both systolic (top number) and diastolic (bottom number) blood pressure.
⚡️CHOLESTEROL. A research study of 110 people with plaque in their arteries found ground flaxseeds lowered LDL “bad” cholesterol by 15% in just 1 month.
⚡️MENAPAUSE SYMPTOMS. A research study of 140 menopausal women found ground flaxseeds decreased menopausal symptoms like hot flashes and increased overall quality of life.
⚡️And ground flaxseeds may also support brain health, improve skin health, and decrease the risk of certain types of cancer.
FLAXSEEDS: PRO TIPS
– Ground Form: The best way to get the health benefits of flaxseeds is to eat them GROUND. You can buy flaxseeds already ground (super easy!), or if you have whole flaxseeds you can grind them yourself in a blender, food processor, or coffee grinder.
– Amount: Aim to have ~1-2 tablespoons of ground flaxseeds per day.
– Hydrate: Flaxseeds are full of fiber, so drink a little more water than usual to prevent digestive issues.
– Storage: Keep ground flaxseeds in the fridge with a 1-tablespoon measure right in the bag. This makes it easy to scoop them into whatever you’re eating.
– Nutrition Stats (2 tablespoons ground flaxseeds):
100 cals, 7g total fat, 0.5g sat fat, 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 5g carb, 4g fiber, 0g sugar, 4g protein, 0% vitamin D, 4% calcium, 6% iron, 2% potassium
FLAXSEEDS: HOW TO
Ok, so if you are like me and are TOTALLY convinced that ground flaxseeds are something to add to your daily routine, here are some ideas of how to enjoy them…
💛 on oatmeal (my favorite!) or overnight oats
💛 in smoothies (love this, so easy!)
💛 stirred into yogurt
💛 added to granola
💛 sprinkled on toast w/ nut butter
💛 added to an energy bite recipe
💛 stirred into your favorite pancake/waffle mix
💛 added to any baked good like banana bread, muffins, cookies
💛 instead of breadcrumbs to coat chicken, tofu, fish