>> Monday, May 24, 2010
I wanted to do this review and host this giveaway because I think a lot of people have never even heard of flaxseed and yet it is so good for you and so easy to add to your diet. Study after study confirms that the oil- (Omega 3) and fiber components of flaxseed have wonderful health benefits. I would recommend flax seed to anyone but it is especially good for children since 75% of brain development occurs in the 1st few years of life and Omega-3s are known to be particularly crucial constituents of the outer membrane of brain cells. Omega-3 fatty acids provide many benefits, including improving learning and memory and helping to fight against depression, mood disorders, and dementia, according to Gómez-Pinilla, a member of UCLA's Brain Research Institute and Brain Injury Research Center.
I don't want to spend too much time laboring benefits of omega-3s to your health and brain but if you want to learn more just type "omega-3s" into a search engine and you will see how much research exists. So anyhow, I have always been familiar with flax seed as my mom used it fairly often. My mom told me that golden flax seed is best and I checked it out and she is right in that it has the highest omega-3 levels.
I started purchasing it and using it on my own when I became pregnant with my first child. Being a mother suddenly made me more conscious of my food choices! The best way to use flax seed is freshly ground. I use a coffee grinder and I put the ground organic whole golden flaxseed on top of a bowl of oatmeal with a little brown sugar and milk. We all love it that way! I also grind it and throw a couple tablespoons into our pancake batter, cookie batter, and almost anything I bake. It really has a mild taste and can be tossed into anything. Sometimes if I am feeling particularly lazy, I just throw it into recipes whole.
Tropical Traditions is going to provide one lucky reader with a one pound bag of Organic Whole Golden Flaxseed.
Giveaway Dates: May 24- June 7, 2010
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Tropical Traditions did provide me with the organic golden whole flaxseed in the hopes that I would share my honest opinions. I received no monetary compensation and the opinions expressed are my own.