Seed ’em

My dearest Aunt since the past year has been insisting to me on using FLAX SEEDS to my meals. I had a vague idea about them which was more like I knew it was good for ones health but in what way do these grains help you staying healthy? Upon googling ‘flax seed benefits’ you can find that these “tiny seeds have mighty benefits” as quoted by one of the website.

The flax seeds are lower form of carbohydrates which are rich in fiber, antioxidants and Omega-3 fatty acids. Major health benefits include reducing risk of heart disease, diabetes, asthma, lowers cholesterol, promotes healthy weight loss and fertility, prevents breast cancer (listening ladies?) and a lot more. The rest of the information is out there in detail. If you are a vegetarian then it is very essential that you add these in your daily diet.

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I have been using the milled organic flax seeds by Linwoods. So how do I add these in my diet? Well, I love my food and I do try and eat healthy but that does not mean I live on salads and high protein, low carb food. Never have I been so strict about my diet (at least so far!). I eat everything everyday! What I mean is for example, I love my South-Indian meals so if I am making masala dosa (something like a crepe or pancake with potato stuffing) then I make sure I do not add ‘ghee’ (melted butter) but instead I add very little olive oil and it still tastes delicious! So I do indulge in delicious food yet these are a little changes I incorporate to my meals to stay healthy and feel less guilty! Ok so coming back to the topic how do I use these flax seeds to my meals. Say for instance I have made masala dosa or idly (steamed rice cakes) then I would have made coconut chutney. So I add 2 full teaspoons of flax seeds whilst grinding the coconut chutney. Similarly, I have recently learnt to make chapatis (dough made from whole wheat flour) so again before mixing the dough, I add 2 teaspoon spoon full of flax seeds. Flax seeds can be added to anything and everything! Whether you are having cereals, porridge, making a curry, pizza dough, juices or just about anything. I thank my Aunt for introducing me to these. Just 2 full teaspoons a day can make a lot of difference. It does not alter the taste! Hide them in your meals whilst you are cooking and you will end up providing you and your family with full benefit from these tiny-mighty seeds. Tastes great and feels good. It’s all about finding better ways to stay healthy.xx

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8 thoughts on “Seed ’em

  1. Dor!! We have flax seeds too for breakfast! I add them to yogurt with some cut apples, strawberry, and some walnuts! Mix it and your breakfast is ready! Your stomach will be full for many hours and thus does not let you indulge into having some junk๐Ÿ˜œ Another important seed which you should be aware of is, the Chia Seed! Both Chia & Flax seeds have almost the same health benefits. Although these chia seeds makes a person drowsy. So you might want to have them in dinner than than in breakfast! Try them though๐Ÿ˜Š it’s delicious too๐Ÿ˜‹ it needs a little more prep than flax seed!!

    • Aw Dor thanks so much.. I’v used only flax seed and didn’t know about the chia(?) seed. Ill look it up.. Awesome!! Please keep your reviews coming in. I am going to try and do some health ones like this so it’s amazing to get additional info from people like u who care to share!! Thank you so much dor.. Lots of love.xxx

  2. I have lot of tips to add on to your blog then! I am reading a book called ‘wheat belly’, in which the author talks about the dark side of wheat, which nobody knows! Just google ‘wheat belly’! I’ll try sharing my thoughts my darling dor. And on a completely different note, I see so many mistakes (both grammatical & word usage) in my messages. Ignore them ๐Ÿ˜›

  3. Tnx dor. I will have a look at it. See I am getting so many insights into different aspects and that is what I like. You should start something of your own. Even if it means taking out a few mins of your busy schedule!! and those grammatical errors, I am afraid I have a lot more too.. yikes.. I have been using my phone to do my posts (because it is easier to take and upload pictures, lol) and there are so many errors that go unnoticed to me. It’s ok. For once we can speak what we like without being assessed! haha..xxx

  4. Wow! Though I have not really tried Chia seeds, I use flax and sunflower seeds in my shakes.
    I just add them in a variety of shakes I prepare. (all berries, avacado-dates, banana dark cocoa etc..) I add soy or almond milk, honey, my fruits, nuts (either pecans, wlanuts, almonds). Just add them in a blender give it blend and tadaaa your shake is ready! :):) I take it in to go my cup, drink all through my drive to work! It’s delicious! :):) One more thing we have switched to organic food. Everything we buy is mostly organic. It does make a difference. It’s worth to give it a try readers! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Wow! Though I have not really tried Chia seeds, I use flax and sunflower seeds in my shakes.
    I just add them in a variety of shakes I prepare. (all berries, avacado-dates, banana dark cocoa etc..) I add soy or almond milk, honey, my fruits, nuts (either pecans, wlanuts, almonds). Just add them in a blender, give it a nice blend and tadaaa.. your shake is ready! ๐Ÿ™‚ I take it in to go cup, drink all through my drive to work! Itโ€™s delicious! ๐Ÿ™‚ One more thing we have switched to organic food. Everything we buy is mostly organic. It does make a difference. Itโ€™s worth to give it a try readers!

  6. Also do get a chance to watch the documentary “Forks over Knives” ! It’s a great documentary to watch. It’s presented so well. We made a lot of changes to our lifestyles after watching it. It’s indeed an eye-opener.

  7. Oh yes… did i say juices? hehe.. sorry… we used to blend fruit and vegetable juice and drink it first thing in the morning until Summer came and we ate just berries instead because they were sweet and delicious. Now, since a week, we have switched back to juicing because the berries are no longer sweet ๐Ÿ˜ฆ … Organic is the way to go hun.. we buy from our local Tesco, so whatever is available in organic (stuff we need) we pick it up. If it’s not available then I am not too bothered (blame my laziness! hehe). But yes! Organic food really makes a difference. Even Avanthi has mentioned stuff and I was googling it last night. I am going to have a look at the ‘forks and knives’ now. Thank you so much for sharing all that hun. Your info will defiantly give people who might be interested some insight ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx

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