Fuel Yourself Friday – Flaxseed

These guys are tiny but mighty! High in Omega-3 fatty acid, these “good” fats that have been shown to have heart-healthy effects. Each tablespoon of ground flaxseed contains about 1.8 grams of plant omega-3s. They are full of lignans, which have both plant estrogen and antioxidant qualities. Flaxseed contains 75 to 800 times more lignans than other plant foods.

They are one of the sources of protein found in my Shakeology, and I also put ground flaxseed on my Greek Yogurt and berries preworkout – who doesn’t love a little extra boost of clean protein?!