Flax Seed carries one of the biggest nutrient payloads on the planet. It has a similar vitamin and mineral profile to grains, while the amount of fiber, antioxidants, and Omega-3 fatty acids in flax leaves grains in the dust. Flax seed is very low in carbohydrates, making it ideal for people who limit their intake of starches and sugars. Its combination of healthy fat and high fiber content make it a great food for weight loss and maintenance. Although they can be and often times are consumed whole, flax seeds can be difficult to digest if they are not chewed before being swallowed. Some nutritionists recommend grinding flax seeds with a coffee grinder before use to ensure you get all the benefits they provide. Incorporating ground flax seed into your diet is as easy as adding it to soups, vegetables, quinoa, meatballs, pasta sauces, pizza crust, mayonnaise or mustard when making a sandwich, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, yogurt, smoothies, protein shakes, pancake batter, oatmeal, or cereal on a regular basis. Use it as a substitute for eggs in baked goods by adding 1 Tablespoon of ground flaxseed to 3 Tablespoons of water to your recipe. Add whole flax seeds to breads, muffins, cookies, and other baked goods as well as oatmeal, and yogurt.