F is for Flaxseed + Alkaline Recipes to Try

This is the sixth installment of our alkaline foods series where we feature a food from A-Z, sharing the benefits of the food along with suggested recipes to try!

F is for Flaxseed

Flaxseeds contain omega-3 essential fatty acids, lignans (which have both plant estrogen and antioxidant qualities), and both soluble and insoluble fiber.  According to the Flax Council of Canada, 1-2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed a day is currently the suggested dose.

You can add flaxseeds to smoothies, juices, salads, waffles, pancakes, breads, cereal, oatmeal, yogurt, croutons, soups and more. And you can use flaxseed oil as a salad dressing or any time oil is called for in a recipe.

Flaxseed and flaxseed oil promote health in many ways including:

  • Protective effect against cancer
  • Antioxidant which fights free radicals
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Helps protect against heart disease and irregular heartbeat
  • Improves blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetics
  • Helps reduce hot flashes in menopausal women
  • Aids in weight loss
  • Anti-inflammatory properties

Flaxseed/flaxseed oil recipes to try:

Other alkaline foods that start with F:

  • Fava beans
  • Fiji water

For more alkaline recipes from around the web, visit and follow our Alkaline Diet & Recipes Pinterest board. Stay tuned for the next installment of our alkaline foods series: G is for Garlic.

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