Flaxseed: Should you be eating it?

You’ve probably heard all the fuss over flax seeds, but have you ever given them a chance?  I never had until recently, when I picked up a package of natural milled golden flax seed at the store.  After adding some to my oatmeal and cereal for roughly a week straight, I highly recommend trying them.  It is such an easy way to add extra nutrients to your diet.

Natural Milled Golden Flax Seed

What is in flaxseed that makes it good for you?

You can easily add flaxseed to your cereal, smoothie, oatmeal, baked goods, or just about any type of food.  I have not noticed any distinct flavor differences in the foods I add it to, but do admit there is a slightly gooier consistency to my oatmeal.  All in all, it is a virtually effortless way to boost your intake of omega-3 fatty acids, lignans, and dietary fiber.  And with all the hype out there regarding its benefits when it comes to breast cancer, diabetes, and cholesterol, why not give it a try?

What do you think?  Do you add flaxseed to your foods?  Does anyone have a good muffin or cookie recipe that incorporates milled flaxseed?  I’m really eager to try one, so please let me know!

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