swell staples | flaxseed

Those healthy, easy items that we use all the time and always have on hand.

                     flaxseed sprinkled on oatmeal with strawberries and walnuts.. mmm mmm

                    flaxseed sprinkled on oatmeal with strawberries and walnuts.. mmm mmm

Ground flaxseed |  There's a lot of talk about good fats these days and for good reason (the health benefits are pretty great).  Flaxseeds contain Omega 3 fatty acids that we need to fight off heart disease, diabetes and some forms of cancer. One package of ground flaxseed goes a long way since you can get great benefits from just 1 tbsp per day.  Add it to oatmeal, smoothies, cereal, breakfast cookies... the possibilities are endless.  Since our bodies can't break down a whole flaxseed, make sure you buy it ground, find "flaxseed meal", or grind them up yourself to get the nutritional benefits.  You can buy flaxseed at most grocery stores or even order it online at Amazon.