Omega 3 is an essential polyunsaturated fatty acid used by the body and may help to maintain a healthy heart and brain function. It is ‘essential’ because our body cannot make Omega 3 but rather it must be obtained through our diet. It is generally accepted that oily fish are high in Omega 3, however, Flaxseed is one of nature’s richest plant sources of Omega 3 with 51% of the fat being this important fatty acid.
Full of Fibre
Dietary Fibre aids in digestion and helps maintain regularity and cholesterol levels that are already within normal range. It is important to include a number of high fibre foods in our everyday diet. Flaxseed provides 8.7g of Fibre per serving
The Dietary Fibre content may help in maintaining a healthy body weight and may help maintain normal blood sugar levels as it is LOW GI, which means energy is released slower into the body thereby sustaining you for longer and keeping hunger at bay. Flaxseed is also a good source of Iron and contains 10% of your RDA of Calcium and 11% of Zinc in just one serving.
A daily 30g serving (2 heaped dessert spoonfuls) provides:
- 7.2g of Omega 3 per serving
- 51% of the fat is Omega 3
- 8.7g Fibre per serving Low Glycemic Index (GI) for weight management
- 10% RDA Calcium per serving
*RDA = Recommended Daily Allowance
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