Flaxseed benefits could help you improve digestion, give you clear skin, lower cholesterol, reduce sugar cravings, balance hormones, fight cancer and promote weight loss… and that’s just the beginning!
Flaxseeds, sometimes called linseeds, are small, brown, tan or golden-colored seeds that are the richest sources of a plant-based omega-3 fatty acids, called alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) in the world!
Flaxseeds have an earthy and distinct taste. If you can’t have flaxseeds in raw form, then there are other ways as well in which you can add this wonder food to your daily diet. Read on to know more about them.
1. Parfaits: Add healthy flaxseeds to your bowl of parfaits. All you need is some yogurt, fruits, and flaxseeds. Combine them together for a delicious yet healthy parfait. Apart from providing you with essential nutrients, this healthy parfait will also keep you satiated for the entire day.
2. Soups: We all garnish our soups with delicious toppings like bread crumbs or cream but instead of garnishing with these ingredients, start adding flaxseeds to your soup. You can prepare a number of soups using flaxseeds such as pumpkin flaxseeds soup, lentil and flaxseeds soup, or barley and flaxseeds soup. Doing so will not only increase the nutritional value of the appetizer but will also enhance the soup’s taste by giving a nutty crunch.
3. Muffins/Cakes: You can now satisfy your sweet tooth in the healthiest way possible; just simply add ground flax seeds in your favourite muffin recipe. In fact, there are many quick and easy flax muffin recipes that you can make in just few minutes!
4. Ice creams: Take a teaspoon of flaxseeds and sprinkle over your ice cream for an enhanced flavour and taste.
5. Chicken Nuggets: While preparing chicken nuggets, coat the nuggets with flaxseeds instead of breadcrumbs and bake as per your preference. The nutty texture of the flaxseeds will add a unique crunch to the chicken recipe.
6. Ladoos: Rustic, delicious and a traditional recipe, flaxseed (alsi) ladoos have great taste of jaggery while flaxseeds give them a great texture and adds omega-3 fatty acids and a whole lot of essential vitamins and minerals. Make them and enjoy them with your tea or satiate your hunger pangs the healthy way!
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Flaxseed is a vegetarian’s boon as it is a great substitute for egg. Combine 1 tablespoon of flaxseed meal and 2.5-3 tablespoons water and allow it to sit for five minutes. This mixture can replace one egg in baking recipes or in pancake batter.