FIT FOOD FINDS: Flax Seed from Carrington Farms, Incredible Health Benefits
Flax seed is called a "nutritional powerhouse" and a "superfood" as it is packed with antioxidants, fiber and proteins. It is also a source of lignans which are estrogen like chemicals and also act as antioxidants.
A little history: Flax seed was cultivated in Babylon as early as 3000 BC by King Charlemagne who had such confidence in the health benefits of flaxseed that he passed laws requiring his subjects to consume it. Now, thirteen centuries later, some experts believe there is research to back up what Charlemagne believed.
"Fit Food Finds" readers can use flax seed as a dietary supplement in recipes and with their favorite food items. It can be easily mixed with yogurt and fruit, sprinkled in salads, in cottage or ricotta cheese, in smoothies and shakes or with pancake, muffin batter and other preparations for baked goods. Look for recipes that use flax also.
Carrington Farms supplies flax seed in a variety packaging sizes including their convenient "Flax Paks." They also carry a Flax Hemp blend that is an abundant source of Omega 3's, protein, fiber and amino acids. Naturally gluten free, with no cholesterol, no sodium, no sugars and low in carbohydrates, the blend provides both energy and good nutrition.
"Fit Food Finds" loves the health benefits of flax seed and it can be a part of a healthy diet. To learn more about Carrington Farm's nutritious and delicious products and how you can obtain them, visit www.carringtonfarms.com.