RAW FLAX SEED
Raw flax seed is not a grain but it is much like a grain in that it provides minerals and fiber to a person’s diet. In fact, raw flax seed oftentimes surpasses traditional grains in these areas. Raw flax seed also has high amounts of antioxidants and Omega-3 fatty acids making it beneficial in preventing cancer and heart disease. It is also loaded with B vitamins and the essential minerals manganese and magnesium.
Because raw flax seed is low in carbohydrates and high in fiber, it digests in the body slowly. This keeps a person from having insulin spikes. Sharp increases in insulin, over time, can cause insulin resistance which leads to weight gain and Type 2 diabetes. Getting the right fiber helps to lower the bad cholesterol in our bodies and promotes intestinal function. It is also perfect for those who are just watching their carbohydrate intake in general.
Try this in our FREE BIRD and AROUND THE WORLD SMOOTHIES or you can add it to any smoothie. See our full menu here.