Fibrous Flax Seed

Flax seeds are high in fiber and low in carbohydrates. They give your skin and hair a glow, manage weight and cholesterol and even support menopause.

How to Choose and Keep
You can choose to get the flax seeds ground form, usually called flax meal. If choosing in bulk bins at the store, it should be dry and clean, or you can buy them pre-packed. Store in an airtight container in the fridge. They will stay fresh for a couple months.

Preparation
According to Dr. Axe: "Flaxseeds are best when consumed ground as our bodies cannot access the nutrients if they are eaten whole and they will pass through undigested. Soaking flax seeds and then sprouting them eliminates phytic acid and may greatly increase mineral absorption."

Nutrients
omega 3, fiber, protein, vitamin b1, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, selenium, vitamin b6, iron, potassium, copper, zinc

Action Steps
1. Find ground flax seeds.
2. Add ground seeds to morning smoothies.
2. Dr. Axe also says: "Can be mixed with water and used as an egg substitute."

(Resource: draxe.com, Picture: flaxiemax.com)