Superfood: Flaxseeds

I have been noticing Flaxseeds becoming more and more popular each day. There are new articles about how amazing Flaxseeds are everyday.

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Naturally I was immediately drawn to Flaxseeds for all there amazing benefits. They can help with weight loss (once digested they expands to make you feel fuller longer), stabilizing blood sugar levels, lowering cholesterol and even fights cancer! Flaxseeds have tons of vitamins (vitamin B), fiber (both soluble and insoluble), antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids.

It is highly suggested to buy flaxseeds whole and just grind them yourself. You can grind them in a food processor or coffee grinder, even a blender could work! Don't get intimated by having to grind it yourself!

It's so easy to incorporate flaxseeds into your diets too!

You can sprinkle a teaspoon on cereal (hot or cold), soups, salads, yogurt or even sauces! You could even mix flaxseeds with your favorite juices or smoothies!

You can find tons of different ways to easily incorporate this superfood into your diet to get your daily fiber intake and all those great nutrients!

I do have a sad warning for other women out there who have Endometriosis.  Flaxseeds are now on the "Foods to Avoid" list.

Flaxseeds contain a high amount of phytoestrogens and can increase your level of estrogen. It can also have a negative effect on your hormones. And ladies, let's be honest we do not need anything to increase our hormones!

If you have Crohn's disease, pregnant or breast-feeding, fibroids, or polycystic ovarian syndrome should not eat flaxseeds. Also, you men out there who are at risk for prostate cancer should avoid flax too.

Always remember: just because it's a superfood doesn't mean it will be a Superfood for you!