Linseeds / Flaxseeds
Country of origin: Russia
Net weight: 500g
Linseeds (also known as Flaxseeds) are a great source of gluten/wheat free fibre. They promote bowel movement by increasing the water content and bulk volume of our stools, keeping us nice and regular. Fibre is important in the prevention of constipation and slowing the absorption of sugar into our blood stream.
Most of us don’t eat the recommended amount of fibre. Adding linseed to your diet is an easy, convenient way of increasing your dietary fibre. Start with a teaspoon a day, and increase slowly until you’re having 1-2 tablespoons, spread throughout the day. It’s really important to increase your fluid intake along with your fibre, aim for 8-10 cups of alcohol free fluid each day. Why not try mixing linseeds with a glass of water? Killing 2 birds with 1 stone!
Linseeds, particularly in their ground form, are a great vegetarian source of the Omega 3 essential fatty acid, Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA). Our bodies can’t make ALA, so it is ‘essential’ that we get them from our diet. These essential fatty acids have anti-inflammatory properties, offering health benefits to a number of chronic diseases such as Heart disease, Diabetes and Arthritis.
Add linseeds to just about anything, giving an extra ‘bite’ to foods! Soups, sandwiches, salads, cereals, yoghurt. They can be added to bread mixes before baking or keep it simple – mix a spoonful into a glass of water.