4 superfood recipes to help give your diet a healthy boost
Why Linwoods' range of nutrient-rich seeds are more than just trendy cereal-toppers
Flaxseeds, hemp seeds, chia seeds... you may have noticed them popping up in all sorts of 'superfood' recipes lately – from wholesome cereals to do-gooding smoothies. But what's the hype all about?
Well, though they may be small, they certainly pack a healthy punch. Since pretty much the dawn of time, seeds have been cultivated and consumed for their health-boosting benefits. And now? Linwoods brings you a range of healthy options – from simple cold milled varieties to versions that are mixed with nuts, berries – and even biocultures and vitamin D.
Here are five reasons why you should give your diet a boost with some of Linwoods' super seeds.
Reason 1: They're rich in Omega-3 fats
If you're veggie, vegan or just don't eat fish, it can be hard to find a way to get Omega-3 into your diet. That is, unless you've got some Linwoods seeds in your store cupboard. They're a not-so-secret source of plant-based ALA fatty acids, which contribute to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels, reduce inflammation and increase metabolism.
Reason 2: They're a great source of protein
More good news for vegetarians and vegans: unlike the majority of plant-based foods, Linwoods' hemp seeds are a complete source of protein, providing all nine of the amino acids necessary for a healthy diet – contributing to the growth and maintenance of muscle mass, and the maintenance of normal bones.
Reason 3: They're packed with iron
Another benefit of Linwoods' seeds? They're filled with iron, which is important both for oxygen transport in the body, and for the formation of red blood cells. When your iron is low, your energy is low – so it's a good idea to keep those levels up. And there's no better way to pump iron than with a tasty, health-boosting snack, right?
Reason 4: They're high in magnesium
Just one 20g serving of Linwoods' Milled Organic Flaxseeds contains 30% of your recommended daily magnesium – which supports normal, healthy bones, muscle function and nerve function, and is important for normal energy release within the body. It's an all-round wonder electrolyte.
Reason 5: They're full of selenium
Linwoods' range of nutty mixes are filled with selenium – a mineral that supports the normal function of the immune system and contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress. A powerful antioxidant, selenium is also said to help protect against sun damage and age spots.
Reason 6: They contain added vitamin D
Some Linwoods health foods contain extra helpings of the sunshine vitamin, vitamin D, which can be hard to come by on a daily basis. Why's vitamin D important? It helps the body absorb calcium and contributes to the maintenance of normal bones and teeth. Just one serving of your favourite Linwoods Vitamin D mix will give you 100% of your daily vitamin D – so if you could do with a bit of sun in your life, it's the next best thing.
So, now you know: Linwoods seeds are seriously good for you. But how should you eat them? Easy. Just try one of these tasty recipes...
Chocolate hemp protein bars
In need of a snack to help fuel your next workout? Want said snack to taste amazing? Say no more. You obviously need these chocolate hemp protein bars in your life, stat. Not only are they fudgy, chocolatey, vegan and delicious, but they're also loaded with Linwoods chia and hemp seeds for a satisfying crunch.
Could this be the yummiest way to get your daily dose of fibre, nutrients and Omega-3 ever? We certainly think so...
Grilled peach, coconut yoghurt and granola pancakes
Okay, so it's the weekend, you've got a chilled day lined up, and you're in the mood for brunch. But not just any brunch; fancy brunch. What are you gonna whip up? Answer: these unbelievable grilled peach, coconut yoghurt and granola pancakes, packed with nutrient-rich flaxseeds.
Not only will they look good on Insta, but they'll also do you good on the inside. What's not to love?
Simple egg fried rice with flaxseeds
If, like us, you have days when you struggle to motivate yourself to cook up a wholesome meal, this easy egg fried rice recipe is a great time-saver to have in your back catalogue. Not only does it taste delicious, but it's also super filling, packed with fresh ingredients, and high in fibre too (thank you, Linwoods Milled Flaxseeds).
Ready in just 15 minutes, this is the perfect dish to share with a loved one when you just can't be bothered. Lazy cooking has never tasted so good...
Wholegrain spelt flour flaxseed waffles
Sometimes, at breakfast time, you just want waffles – and there's nothing wrong with that. But if you're after a waffle that's vegan, perfectly crisp and packed full of nutrients, you're likely to struggle to find what you're looking for in the ready-made aisle. And that's where this wholegrain spelt flour flaxseed waffles recipe from Linwoods comes in...
Ready in a snap, made with minimal ingredients, and high in Omega-3, protein and fibre, these waffles are a cut above your average breakfast items. Pile them high with berries and yoghurt, and start your day feeling extra smug.
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