|Here is a crunchy, tasty chicken breast with roasted flax seeds|
- A great source of Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Omega-3 Fatty Acids play a very important role in protecting against inflammation in the body (such as asthma, arthritis, etc.). Our bodies need to maintain a good balance of Omega-6 Fatty Acids (found in foods such as corn and soy oils) to Omega-3 Fatty Acids (found in foods such as fish, flax, and walnuts), however most diets are rich in Omega-6 Fatty Acids and do not have enough Omega-3 Fatty Acids. Adding foods that are rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids, such as flaxseed, are great ways to ensure your body is fighting inflammation appropriately.
- Full of Fiber: Flaxseeds have both insoluble and soluble fiber, which of course helps aid in regularity by keeping your gut happy. Fiber also helps control blood sugar & can help to lower cholesterol.
- Lignans: Flaxseeds contain phytochemicals with antioxidants and plant estrogen qualities. Research suggests that the plant estrogen may have health benefits such as the reduction of some peri-menopausal symptoms and increased fertility.