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

In order to get raw flaxseed oil into your diet, you may need to get creative. It can be added to salads or grains or added to any food just before serving.

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
  1. Process the cucumber, celery, fennel, and bean sprouts through the juicer.
  2. Stir in flax and enjoy immediately.