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Flax: A Healthy Source of Fiber and Nutrients

For weight loss, read nutrition labelsHave you been hearing about flax—or flaxseed—lately? There’s a good reason. This trendy seed is full of Omega 3 fatty acids, fiber and B vitamins. These important vitamins and nutrients are known to boost health throughout life. Fortunately, flax is easy to come by and easy to incorporate into a variety of foods.

Pick up a bottle of flaxseed oil and use it in baking or look for products that contain it. Dry flaxseed comes in a ground form or in small seeds that can be added to muffins, pancakes or even your pasta sauce. Try taking a teaspoon of ground flax and adding it to your favorite meatloaf recipe.

The subtle flavor is slightly nutty and won’t make your food bitter. It’s a great fiber for families with children who are sensitive to healthy additions to their meals. If you’re on a weight loss diet, flax can easily be integrated into meals you cook at home. Purchase flax at your local grocery or health food store.