Regardless of the type of diet I’m on, the one thing that remains consistent in my routine is my secret weapon: flax seed. Yes, I know it’s not a secret anymore, but I wanted to share this with you just in case you need a bit more fiber in your diet.
Every morning for the last several years I’ve put up to 3 large spoons full of ground flax seed in my morning protein shakes or my yogurt.
While on the 17 Day Diet, even though the seed is not on the list (but the oil is), I’ve continued to eat flax seed every morning. If you want to get technical, you can enjoy seeds on Cycle 3.
Health Benefits of Flax Seed
Flax seed is great for digestion, keeps you fuller longer, and has a great fragrance (at least I think freshly ground golden flax seed smells divine).
Aside from the reasons I enjoy flax seed, it contains a host of health benefits.
Flax seed not only has soluble and insoluble types of fiber, it also contains Omega-3 essential fatty acids which are shown to have heart-healthy effects.
In addition to fiber and healthy fat, flax seed also contains lignans (more than any other plant food), that have antioxidant qualities and are known for preventing cancer.
If you haven’t already, I highly recommend adding ground flax seed into your daily routine. There’s too many health benefits to deprive your body of this delicious food!
I’ve been loving the 17 Day Diet since 2011. As you know, your health & wellness is a life-long journey and food is one piece of the puzzle. I love sharing my favorite healthy recipes and meal plans to keep you motivated and on the right path to success!
When I’m not hanging out here, I enjoy quick trips to the Oregon Coast, helping you with your anti-aging & skincare needs over at my Avon store (come say hi!!), and helping you achieve better health through nature with my other love, Busy Bee’s Wellness Co.