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Flaxseeds & How To Make Your Own Crackers

on May 22, 2014

 Store bought                                                            Make your own

 

Flaxseeds are amongst the top ranking healthiest foods containing one of the highest levels of Omega 3 fatty acids in the form of ALA (Alpha-Linoleic Acid).

-Providing cardiovascular benefits by preventing inflammation in the blood vessels.

– High in lignans, a fiber-like compound that provides antioxidant protection and anti-inflammatory benefits.

-Three of the lignans found in flaxseeds—secoisolariciresinol, matairecinol, and pinoresinol have direct affects on our hormonal balance.  Playing an important role in hormone-related cancer.

-Lignans support the detoxification process.  This helps prevent accumulation of toxins that might act as carcinogens and increase cancer risk.

-A unique feature of flaxseeds is their mucilage (water soluble, gel forming fiber) content provides special support to the intestinal tract, improving absorption of nutrients in the small intestines.

-Increases HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol).

-Possibly reduces menopausal symptoms.

 

Here’s the recipe!

Ingredients:

1 cup of organic flax seeds
2 cups of filtered water
Himalayan Sea Salt to taste
Spices to add are optional – tumeric, ginger, curry, cayenne, cinnamon… OR whatever you like)

Directions:

– Soak the flax seeds in filtered water during 3 to 4 hours
– Add the spices (optional)
– Place parchment paper on your baking tray and spread the mixture on top
– Place in the oven for about 30 minutes (150 degrees) and check regularly
– It should become a crust. Break it into smaller pieces and you’ve got healthy, tasty crackers! 

 

BABIES – Great healthy snack for Toddlers!

 

 

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