Flaxseed is considered one of the worlds healthiest foods. While you are in Greece doing all these activities presented you may need to take advantage of the amazing Greek nutrition and power up your organization with what is called Greek Super Foods. Flaxseed is one of them. Growing of flaxseed goes back to ancient years and its contribution to health is well known in human history. Flax seed is low at carbohydrates, cholesterol and sodium while the same time is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, phytoestrogens (lignans), vitamin B6 and minerals.
It is also known that flaxseed provides anti acid protection and strengthens the immune system, while it helps to decrease blood pressure and cholesterol. It also helps to the prevention and fight against diabetes, cancer, constipation and inflammation.
However do not take more than soup spoon per day, as it also carries lots of calories and for sure ask your physician for taking it. You can add flax seed to your breakfast serials, yogurt, salad or even sauces and meat. For better absorption from your organism better grind it or buy it already as a powder and store it in the freezer.
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Here is a list of studies related to the benefits of flaxseed.
And here is a report for the nutritional value of flaxseed (source: Agricultural Research Service United States Department of Agriculture)
So, while you are in Greece take advantage of this super food and power up your system for activities.