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WHY FLAXSEEDS ARE AWESOME
Rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, which supports heart health, joints, mental health, skin radiance and reduces hair dryness.
Act as a natural hormone balancer and immune booster thanks to lignins –Flaxseeds are the number one source of lignin, a chemical compound within plants that acts as an antioxidant in our bodies to help fight disease and regulate blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Lignin’s antibacterial properties also help eliminate yeast and promote the growth of probiotics and their estrogen-like properties, which makes them especially beneficial for women to consume.
Fiber & nutrient absorption – As a soluble fiber, flaxseeds trap fat, bile, and cholesterol in the digestive system and prevent the stomach from emptying quickly, maximizing your body’s nutrient absorption.
Vegans can use a flaxseed meal as an egg replacement! Simply mix 1 tbsp flaxseed meal with 2 1/2 tbsp water. Let sit and thicken for 4-6 minutes and use!
Flaxseed Crackers Recipe:
Once you discover how easy these crackers are to make, you may start eating them at all times of the day. Some favorite pairings are listed below, but really you can’t go wrong with a basic avocado, cheese or nut butter topping!
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook & cool time: 30 minutes
Yields 10 servings.
2 cups flaxseed meal
6 tbsp water
1 1/2 tsp coarse sea salt (reserve half for topping)
1 tsp honey
Optional: 1/2 tsp black pepper and/or chili flakes (if serving with savory foods)
Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. In a large bowl combine all dry ingredients (reserve 1/2 tsp sea salt for topping). Add water and mix until an even dough forms. Spread onto the prepared baking sheets and flatten to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut into 1½-inch squares then sprinkle evenly with large flake sea salt. Bake until crisp and the edges are browned, about 25 – 30 minutes. Let cool completely before cutting into squares and serving.
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