If you are currently into the Ketogenic diet, then you might have heard of Milled Flaxseed Meal. These seeds, how little they seem to be, are big in health benefits. You can add this to almost every food you cook or prepare, even ice cream! It doesn’t have any intense flavor or taste, so it doesn’t really have any effect on the taste of your prepared meal. It just gives additional nutritional value and boost health benefits.
Believe it or not, each seed locks in Omega 3 Fatty Acids which are fats that you need in your Keto diet. This fatty acid improves nerve function, lowers the risk of heart attack, and lowers bad cholesterol. It promotes cognitive function and decrease risk of depression or having mental health issues. A tablespoon of milled flaxseeds contains 1.6 grams of ALA, a type of omega-3 fatty acid, which is the recommended daily intake for men.
Thiamin (Thiamine) or Vitamin B1 helps the body’s cells to convert carbohydrates to energy. It basically metabolizes carbohydrates and improves neural function. Very small amounts of Thiamine are present in food, but in Milled Flaxseed Meal, 0.115 milligrams of thiamin is present, which is 10% of the daily recommended intake.
What are Lignans? According to the Linus Pauling Institute, Lignans are derived from plants which blocks the effects of estrogen and help reduce the risk of hormone-associated cancers such as breast, ovarian, and uterine cancers. It also provides support for menopause and hormonal imbalance.
A teaspoon of Milled Flaxseed Meal contains 4g of fiber which aids good digestion, prevents and relieves constipation, and provides support for Celiac disease and other digestive disorders.
Gluten-free, Vegan, Keto, and totally easy to consume, no wonder these little golden seeds are gaining popularity. You can “sneak” them into your everyday meals and you won’t even notice they’re there. Sprinkle them to your salads, desserts, soups, and sauces. You can also bake with flax seeds, just sprinkle them to your batter, make waffles, pancakes, muffins, or even cakes! The possibilities are endless, and the benefits too!