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?!

Superfood Saturday – Flaxseed

Do you like flaxseed? I put it on top of my Greek yogurt and berries every morning (my preworkout meal!) to add a boost of goodness (and more protein!) to the meal.

A fellow teammate of mine made the distinction that ground flaxseed are better than whole because our bodies digest ground flax better. Just sharin’ the knowledge!

Flaxseed

Them being a rich source of fiber really helps us Diabetics, so that’s another reason I eat them daily. These little guys really are packed with value!