Thursday, September 12, 2013

Flaxseed; and Why They Are So Wonderful

Flaxseed Crackers have featured this week in our house, as I prepare for this Saturday’s raw food class. They pass the ‘David Test’ so they must be pretty good.

Flaxseed Crackers

These easy-to-use seeds are readily available, budget friendly and oh-so-very good for you.

Check this list out:
Alpha linolenic acid is an essential omega-3 fat that produces anti-inflammatory effects. Can be good for asthma, arthritis, and migraines.
Omega-3 fats help reduce the formation of blood clots
Omega-3 fats also keep cell membranes flexible
Flaxseeds also do an amazing job of helping to control cholesterol.
Flaxseeds also contain high quantities of lignans, which can protect against breast cancer in post-menopausal women.
Regular flaxseed intake has been shown to reduce dry eyes and minimize hot flashes.
They make a wonderful intestinal broom.

You can eat them whole but if you can grind some, your body will benefit with of the flaxseed’s nutrition being more available.

Sprinkle over salads, or use in flaxseed crackers (raw) or in your baking.

Use in your smoothie (grind first).

Flaxseed oil can be used as a salad dressing or in a recipe. For a really simple dressing, spray over a salad and sprinkle over a good salt (such as Himalayan) and freshly ground pepper.

Keep flaxseed oil in fridge as it is unstable. Use regularly, as this oil doesn’t store well once opened
There are still tickets available for this Saturday’s class – these amazing flaxseed crackers will be demonstrated. Also ‘starring’ kale chips, biscuits, muesli, raw pasta (with my famous Red Capsicum Vinaigrette) and Pad Thai. Co-starring ice cream and Raisin and Cinnamon Bread. Book here

Oh, and if you’re wondering what the ‘David Test’ is, that’s our son who’s not fond of a lot of raw. So if he gives the ‘thumbs up’, then I know I’m on to a good thing.



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