Once again the Tribe blender is back in action whipping up another succulent smoothie packed full of healthy goodness.
This week we’re all about ground flaxseed; the ancient seed that is brimming with omega 3s and other health promoting benefits.
In the 8th Century, so convinced of the health benefits of flaxseed, King Charlemagne enforced a number of laws to promote the consumption of flaxseed oil.
Charlemagne, also known as Charles the Great, was King of the Franks. He united large swathes of Europe during the early Middle Ages, earning him the unofficial title the ‘Father of Europe’. He took the Italian throne in 774 and in 800 was crowned Holy Roman Emperor. To add to his credentials he also ignited the Carolingian Renaissance, a period of great cultural enrichment within the western church.
Do the words ‘the Great’ follow your name? Have you ever united a continent? Have you ever been crowned Emperor of the Romans by the Pope? Ever spurred a Renaissance? Didn’t think so….
So you should probably take his word for how great these seeds are. I mean they’re classified as a superfood and this guy literally built a superpower. Coincidence? I think not.
But if such a CV is not enough to convince you of the power of these seeds here are all the fancy nutritional things crammed inside of them.
Calcium is needed for the maintenance of healthy bones and teeth.
Iron is important for the release of energy in the body and helps combat tiredness and fatigue.
Magnesium is also important for the release of energy in the body and the maintenance of healthy bones. It also plays a role in healthy muscle and nerve function.
Omega 3 is an essential fatty acid our body needs which it does not produce itself. Omega 3 contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels, reduces inflammation and increases metabolism.
Flaxseed may help with:
- Blood cholesterol levels
- Feeling fuller
- Menopausal symptoms
- Reducing inflammation
- 200gramsPeach slices
- 200ml Carrot juice
- 200ml Orange juice
- 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
- 1 tbsp chopped fresh ginger