Flaxseed is the plant kingdom’s best source of the essential fatty acid, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). ALA is converted by the body into DHA and EPA – omega-3 fatty acids that are found primarily in fatty fish like salmon, sardines and mackerel.

In addition to flax’s potent omega-3 punch, these tiny seedsĀ are also the richest source cancer-fighting nutrients called lignans.

HEALING TIP: Because your body can’t derive the full benefit of flaxseeds if you consume them whole, grind flaxseed in a coffee grinder.

Selecting and Storing Flax

Smell flaxseed sold in bulk to ensure its freshness. Rancid flax has an odor like oil-based paint. After purchasing whole flaxseed, transfer to an airtight container and use only as much as you need at a time to ensure maximum nutritional benefits and freshness.

Preferences: No Fish, No Red Meat, No Pork, No Eggs, No Shellfish, No Gluten, No Nuts, No Soy, No Dairy, No Poultry, No Corn, No Yeast, No Peanuts, No Molds, No Citrus, No Tubers, No Nightshade, No Legumes, No Grains,

About The Author

Kelley Herring, founder of Healing Gourmet, is a natural nutrition enthusiast with a background in biochemistry. Her passion is educating on how foods promote health and protect against disease and creating simple and delicious recipes for vibrant health and enjoyment.

Kelley Herring – who has written posts on Healing Gourmet.

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