There’s a growing consensus that the western diet needs to redress its relationship to Omega-3 fatty acids. And this doesn’t just mean getting any form of foods containing this essential nutrient. Raw forms of Omega-3 are the most pure and beneficial. They have anti-inflammatory properties healthy for the heart and gastrointestinal tract, among other things.
Flaxseed or flax oil is extremely high in the Omega-3 called alphalinolenic acid (ALA). The other Omega-3s are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and these are mainly found in fish.
Add it in
One super easy way to get your Omega-3s is to add it to your juicing. Since flaxseed oil is good for your GI health, today we’re adding it to a juice that is not only tasty but also friendly to your digestive tract — The Omega-3 Tummy Tuner. Cucumber, celery, and fennel all contribute in different ways to a beverage heavy on healthy belly benefits.
The Omega-3 Tummy Tuner
- 1 large cucumber
- 3 stalks celery
- 1 bulb fennel, trimmed
- 2 cups bean sprouts
- 1 teaspoon flaxseed oil
- Process the cucumber, celery, fennel, and bean sprouts through the juicer.
- Stir in flax and enjoy immediately.