Lindseed and Flaxseed
You’ll find linseed, also known as flaxseeds in our bread and the reason for this is our bodies essential need for the ingredient. Although it is from a plant (which is why it is perfect for vegans and vegetarians) linseed/flaxseed oil differs from most other vegetable oils as it provides both linoleic and alpha-linolenic acids. These acids are needed by the body as they are significantly rich in omega 3 essential fatty acids. Linseeds are also a great source of gluten/wheat free fibre which is an important part of any healthy diet.
All things beauty, linseed is the answer. Linseed helps improve the quality of hair, skin and nails while also regulating body weight. Is this the answer to all our beauty needs?! The oil from linseeds is renowned for its ability to improve the texture and quality of your skin and the omega 3 fatty acids have been proven to help improve skin conditions caused by low Omega 3 dietary levels. Indications of an Omega 3 deficiency include dry skin, soft, fraying or brittle nails and dandruff.
Similar to the flaxmeal found in our bread, linseed also assists in reducing heart disease and the potential risk of a stoke, heart attack, pulmonary embolism or peripheral vascular disease. The Omega 3 fatty acids do this in lowering high blood cholesterol and triglycerides and by lowering the chance of clots in the arteries. Linseeds Omega 3 fatty acids have also been found to help prevent or treat arthritis.
Surprisingly, the Omega 3 fatty acids in linseed can relieve or even eliminate PMS symptoms, and has been found to increase a feeling of calm during stressful times. The Omega 3 fatty acids do this by preventing the release of excess toxic biochemicals that the body produces when under stress.
If that wasn’t enough, adding linseed to your diet can help decrease allergic responses and result in increased vitality, more energy and improved stamina.
And thats not it! Packed full of more benefits linseed oil has even been found to assist our kidneys in removing sodium and water as well as decrease inflammation and improve lung function that can relieve asthma noticeably.
You can see these super seeds scattered through every slice of our bread, adding a pleasant, nutty flavour throughout every bite. Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian or a meat lover this plant sourced seed is an essential part of a nutritious healthy diet and is needed by everyones body.
Also included in our Protein Bread is an ingredient known as Golden Flaxmeal. A bunch of studies have been carried out regarding adding flaxmeal to your diet and guess what… It’s all positive!
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Flaxseeds, or lindseeds for that matter, once crushed for their oil are left in the form of flaxmeal. Leaving only 10% of original oil, flaxmeal is gluten free and rich in protein, fibres and lignans all beneficial for your body.
So let’s start with lowering your risk of heart disease. Studies have shown that a diet high in Alpha-linolenic Acids (ALA) lowers cholesterol and prevents the build-up of harmful deposits in the arteries. Increasing your ALA intake has also been linked to decreasing the risk of stroke and heart disease.
In addition, flax has been proven to lower blood glucose levels in healthy, young adults while in older adults assists in maintaining frequent bowl movements.
The reason flaxmeal stands out among the rest of other whole grains and fibre sources is its mix of both soluble and insoluble fibre. Generous in both qualities your body converts these dietary fibres into beneficial phyto-oestrogens for your body – And this is just one ingredient to our 5 star bread, helping you reach optimum health and well-being.