Get seedy!

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When you’re living wheat-free, it’s sometimes difficult to make sure you get enough fibre and that your nutrient intake is at its optimum. That’s why milled seeds are great. I add them to everything. A daily serving of 30g (that’s 2 dessert spoons) provides 30% of your recommended vitamin E, which is great for your skin. Seeds are also full of antioxidants which can help the skin look younger. Seeds are also full of zinc, necessary for immune system functioning and protecting the body’s cells and tissues. The 2 dessert spoons will give you 10% RDA of zinc. You’ll also be getting some B12, which maintains the nervous system and energy levels. So, you’ll no longer have that 3pm slump, if you include it as part of your lunch!

Seeds are a versatile product which can be put in cereals, porridge, smoothies, salads, yoghurts, soups, and even in stir-fries, omelettes and scrambled eggs! Personally I’m a fan of Linwoods. They may seem pricey at €7.99, but you get a huge bag (425g). There is loads of varieties, the Linwoods Milled Organic Flaxseed, Sunflower & Pumpkin Seeds is nice. It includes 50% organic flaxseeds, 25% organic sunflower seeds, and 25% pumpkin seeds. They are gluten free and yeast free, and also suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

Check out Linwoods for more details on their other products. Available in most supermarkets and health stores.

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