- 1 serving oats
- 1 cup blueberries
- about 1 T. flaxseed
Flaxseed gained its healthy reputation primarily due to three of its components:
- Omega-3 essential fatty acids - these"good" fats that have been shown to have heart-healthy effects; each tablespoon of ground flaxseed contains about 1.8 grams of plant omega-3s
- Lignans - these possess both plant estrogen and antioxidant qualities; flaxseed contains 75-800 times more lignans than other plant foods
- Fiber - flaxseed contains both the soluble and insoluble types
What your favorite way of adding flaxseed to your diet?