If you are looking for a quick way to include omega-3 fats into your diet, this is a great product to look for (click here for a quick guide on health fats). Flaxseeds are rich in omega-3 fats and also a source of fiber, protein, calcium, iron and vitamins A and C.
Look for flaxseeds that are ground by cold milling. Cold milling uses low temperatures to grind the flaxseeds to prevent any loss of nutrients.
How to take flaxseeds?
It is best to choose flaxseeds that have been ground because the omega-3 content becomes more accessible and better absorbed. For more information on the absorption of omega-3 fatty acid from ground flaxseed, click here. Add 1 teaspoon of ground flaxseeds to any meal such as salads, soups, cereal, and biscuits.
Which products do I choose?
Here are some brands that grind flaxseed through cold milling.
Webber Naturals Ground Flaxseed