Flax is the backbone of Foods Alive as a company. They are the first and main ingredient of our snack crackers, and they provide a well of nutrients. But one may ask, why are they so powerful? These tiny seeds pack a huge punch, and it comes down to a few simple things.
The first of the three major benefits is the lignan content in flax seeds. These lignans are a type of low-glycemic carbohydrate. They nourish the body without causing a spike in blood sugar. Because of this, lignans have been linked with reduced risk of heart disease and osteoporosis among others.
Secondly, flax seeds are high in fiber! Fiber is an essential part of a nutritious diet, and supports healthy digestion. By supporting digestion, you may see an increase in metabolism. Because your digestive system is working smoothly, you may be able to better absorb nutrients.
And finally, the true superpower of flax seeds lies in Omega Fatty Acids. These are mainly Omega-3 and Omega-6 acids. These support cell health, as they help maintain the cell membrane. The cell membrane is made up of a semi-permeable barrier, and lipid molecules create its ability to bend and flex. Without this, cells would fall apart.
It is important to note that for flax seeds to release their potential, they must be ground up or chewed thoroughly. If the outer hull is not broken, flax seeds may pass through fully intact and keep their precious nutrients.
We know you’ll enjoy Foods Alive crackers! They come in several flavors, from savory Mexican Harvest to decadently sweet Chocolate Macaroon. You can buy flax oil to make salad dressings or sprinkle over veggies. Or simply get a bag of raw flax seeds and use them however you see fit! The possibilities are endless!