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Like Chia seeds, this one is also a no-brainer. It’s basically flavorless and can be easily thrown into your oatmeal, smoothies, salads etc.

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Health Benefits

Flaxseeds are rich in

  • Omega-3s
  • Fiber
  • Lingans

Lignans are good antioxidants that can bind to free radicals to fight unchecked cell growth. Flaxseed has one of the highest levels of lignans. To get the amount of lignans in 2 TBSP of flaxseed, you would have to eat about 30 cups of fresh broccoli.

Your body can only digest GROUND flaxseed

Don’t be fooled by the “healthy” snacks out there such as flaxseed crackers or chips. Whole flaxseeds are just for show. The flaxseeds in these snacks are useless because whole flaxseeds can’t be digested. They’ll just come right out like kiwi seeds.

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The Best Place to Buy Flaxseed Read the rest of this entry »

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Are you still ordering the house salad, thinking that you’re being healthy? You’d be better off chewing on some air, pal. As kids we were all conditioned to associate iceberg lettuce with salad, but the reality is that iceberg is practically nutrient-less and other types of lettuce aren’t much better (read Eating on the Wild Side by Jo Robinson).

Let's see... a couple shreds of carrot, 1/8 of a tomato, some iceberg lettuce.  I'm sure that totals to about - 0.75 servings of vegetables.

Let’s see… a couple shreds of carrot, 1/8 of a tomato, some iceberg lettuce.
I’m sure that totals to about negative 0.75 servings of vegetables.

Find something better and more exciting to masticate to…I mean…on.

Best to switch over to kale today.

Did you know that it’s the most nutrient dense food in the world? (Tied with collard greens on the ANDI scale)

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Now time to enjoy this infographic. Go!

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Health Benefits

  • Low in calories
  • High in fiber
  • High in Vitamin A, C, K
  • Contains over 45 flavonoids including kaempferol and quercetin. These flavonoids offer antioxidants and anti-inflammatory benefits.
  • Helps detox the body. The sulfur and fiber in kale help detox the body and keep the liver healthy.
  • Helps lower cholesterol
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The daily recommended amount is 1 TBSP.

F$#% that.

You’re better than that. Let’s do 4, and if you’re really overweight, 8 TBSP a day.

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You really can’t go wrong loading up on chia seeds. Even if you don’t have the best diet right now, simply by adding chia seeds you’ll start slimming down and feeling better. Eating chia seeds is like collecting $200 for passing GO–it’s an easy freebie to get you back on track to your optimal body. So go pick some up ASAP and don’t be lazy. There are no excuses with this one.

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This is going on my future driveway.

Health Benefits:

In addition to being packed with Omega-3s, fiber, and being the highest source of protein of any seed or grain, it also has

  • anti-inflammatory properties
  • 18% daily recommended amount of calcium
  • 27% daily recommended amount of phosphorus
  • 30% daily recommended amount of manganese
  • copper, iron, molybdenum, niacin, zinc

“But Matthew, how do you expect me to eat 4 TBSP a day?!” 

Easy.

  • Toss a couple spoonfuls into your oatmeal.
Mix it all up. It tastes amazing!

This is the delicious way I start my mornings. It only has the best of the best in it—every ingredient tastes great and makes me healthier. The chia seeds are buried in there somewhere…

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