“I add ground flax seeds to my baking because I love knowing that I’m getting an added boost of fibre and anti-inflammatory ALA omega-3s,” says Jean LaMantia. “Worried about phytoestrogens in flax? Don’t be. In research, these compounds have been shown to be protective against hormone-positive cancers, such as breast cancer.”
Add flax seeds to blueberry muffins, nut bars or sprinkle over a salad.
“A combination of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and protein make cashews a filling snack option,” says Cassidy Reeser. “Cashews are also a good source of magnesium, which plays an important role in heart and bone health. The high-fat content of cashews makes them great for blending into creamy sauces or vegan cheeses.”
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