5 Ways to Eat Flaxseeds

Date:02-11-2014 05:16:55 read:2

We’ve all heard that Flaxseeds are great for our health. They are the richest possible plant source of Omega-3 fats and play an important role in maintaining our heart health and preventing diabetes as well as inflammatory diseases. They are also easily available all over the world for us to buy. However, how exactly are we supposed to consume them? Can they just be eaten raw or is there a way that you can make them a part of your diet and meals on a regular basis? Here are some ways in which you can eat flaxseeds.

1. In Salads and Sandwiches

Roasted Flaxseeds can be easily added to your daily favorite salads and sandwiches along with other vegetables and regular toppings and sauces. The flaxseeds add a little crunch to the dish and make it tastier. This way, the taste also gets mixed with other things, so if you don’t like the taste of flaxseeds individually, this is a good way to consume them.

2. In Dough Or Smoothie

The Omega-3 of the Flaxseeds is actually located inside the seed, so it is vital to chew the seeds thoroughly for maximum benefit. The easiest way to do this is to grind the seeds and use the powder to add to your daily dough of breads, or in a smoothie, or even in a gravy dish for that matter.

3. Cook In The Oil

Flaxseed Oil may not be the best and most friendly cooking medium, but it can be used for light sautéing, or to add on top of salads and mix with dressings. You can get your daily dose of flaxseeds by using the oil, if you are not too fond of the seeds.

4. As Supplements

Flaxseed supplements are also easily available in the market for those who don’t want to get into the hassle of using the seeds or oil in their dishes on a regular basis. Just take one supplement pill daily and that should take care of your nutritional requirements. Of course, make sure you consult a doctor before doing the same to ensure everything is balanced in your body.

5. Substitute for Eggs

Around 2 tablespoons of ground flax with 2 tablespoons of water is a good replacement for one egg in most dishes. And if you still want to keep some egg in the dish, then replace half of the required amount of eggs with flaxseed and keep the rest as eggs. You can even add flaxseed to your French Toasts for breakfast in the morning, and have a healthy start to the day.

You will be surprised to know that people add ground flaxseed to so many things, ranging from yoghurt to burger mixes to pizza crusts to ice creams to even homemade sauces. Use it in whichever way you prefer it best, and make it a part of your diet to enjoy the many health benefits in an easy, convenient and tasty manner.

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