5 Simple Ways to Add Flaxseed to Your Diet for Weight Management
Regularly eating flaxseed supports weight management and overall good health but many people just don’t know how to eat them. In fact, if you’re trying to add flaxseed to your diet, at first glance you might be a little intimidated by the way they look. Grocery stores house flaxseed in brown and golden colors and in whole and ground form so what do you do with them? The good news is that they’re all equally nutritious so it really depends on your taste preferences. If you’re in need of good ideas, here are five quick and easy ways to incorporate flaxseed into your diet, particularly for weight management.
1. Add a Sprinkle to Whole Grain Cereals
In and of themselves, whole grain cereals like oatmeal are weight loss "superfoods" and natural appetite suppressants. You can top off your favorite whole grain cereal with whole or ground flaxseed to increase the satiating effect and overall nutritional value. Doing so provides a substantial dose of dietary fiber, which promotes slow digestion and absorption, making you feel fuller, sooner and for a longer period of time. I prefer adding golden ground flaxseed to my oatmeal or plain Cheerios as it dissolves easily.
2. Use it to Give Your Salads a Nutty Flavor
Anyone who knows me knows that I’m an absolute pushover for a large, nutrient-rich salad. Salads are great for weight loss, as they are typically low in calories with generous portions of vegetables and fruit, healthy fats, and lean protein sources. I prefer to use whole brown flaxseed in my salads, as they give a taste and texture that’s very similar to crushed nuts or sunflower seeds. Take the first step and try them in my Lettuce-Less Salad.
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