Smart staple: Flaxseeds
Used whole, ground or pressed into an oil, these little seeds can really boost your health.
What are they?
Also known as linseeds, flaxseeds are small, shiny, dark-brown seeds about the size of sesame seeds.
Why they’re good for you
Like chia seeds, flaxseeds are rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fats, specifically alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). They’re also rich in antioxidants and satisfying fibre.
Ways for using
- Sprinkle whole flaxseeds over your muesli, yoghurt or salads.
- Use flaxseed oil in your salad dressings, but avoid cooking with it as heating will destroy its healthy fats.
- Add a tablespoon of ground LSA mix (linseeds, almonds and sunflower seeds) to a smoothie.