FIT FOOD FINDS: Flax Seed from Carrington Farms, Incredible Health Benefits

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


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Marina Kennedy Marina P. Kennedy writes articles and reviews for on performance venues in New York and New Jersey. She is the Editor in Chief of BWW's Food & Wine and the Senior New Jersey Editor. She also has a regular column in, "Fit Food Finds," which discusses healthy eating. Her interest in fitness, dance, and theatre stem from the many years she owned and operated a dance school, "Dance Unlimited" in New Jersey. She enjoys a very active journalism career and loves writing for You can follow Marina on Twitter and Instagram @marinapk6.
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