Flaxseed, also known as linseed, is sourced from the flax plant and is one of nature’s richest plant sources of Omega 3. The plant itself is cultivated for its seeds as well as its fibre.
Although flaxseed can be consumed whole, whole flaxseeds pass through the body without being digested, acting only as roughage (i.e. fibre). Therefore your body misses out on most of flaxseed’s nutritional benefits. Milled Flaxseed is much more bio-available, making it easier for the body to absorb the nutrients such as Protein, Omega 3, Lignans, Vitamins & Minerals, as well as soluble & insoluble fibre.
Protein: Two heaped dessert spoonfuls (30g) of Milled Organic Flaxseed provides 6.63g protein. Protein contributes to the growth and maintenance of muscle mass and the maintenance of normal healthy bones.
Iron: Important for oxygen transport in the body and the formation of red blood cells. When Iron is low energy is low.
Magnesium: Beneficial for healthy bones and teeth and aids in proper muscle function, nervous system function and energy metabolism.
Omega 3: Omega 3 ALA (alpha linolenic acid) is an essential fatty acid which our body does not produce and therefore must be obtained through our food. ALA contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels, reduces inflammation and increases metabolism.