Below we take a look at 4 reasons to consider adding some flaxseed and goji berry to your diet in 2014.

1. Added protein to your diet:
Protein is essential for the continued development and maintenance of your body, in particular your bones and muscle mass.  This often makes foods that are high in protein a popular choice with individuals who are training and exercising.  This flaxseed and goji berries mix is a great source of protein with 4.9g provided from every 30g of the mix.

2. A great source of fibre:
Flaxseed and goji berries are two foods that are high in fibre and our Linwoods Milled Flaxseed and Goji Berries mix provides 8.3g of fibre per 30g.  Fibre plays a big role in our diets, aiding the digestive system and making us feel full up for longer.  This staves off hunger and can make foods high in fibre, a popular food choice for those looking to manage their weight effectively. Goji Berries alone are a great source of dietary fibre and two heaped dessert spoonfuls (30g) of Linwoods Goji Berries provides your body with 4.5g fibre (the RDA of fibre is between 25g and 38g).

3. Help your blood cholesterol level:
Flaxseed is a great source of Omega 3 fatty acids.  Your body can’t get Omega 3 naturally so it needs to get it from foods such as flaxseed.  The oil content from flaxseed helps reduce inflammation and helps your body to maintain a healthy heart.  Two heaped dessert spoonfuls (30g) of Linwoods Milled Organic Flaxseed and Goji Berries provides 6.3g of ALA, (an essential fatty acid) that contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol.  Again, this is a great way to manage your weight and boost your metabolism.

4. Good source of iron:
Goji berries can be a great source of iron, with Linwoods whole sun-dried goji berries providing your body with 16% of its iron RDA per 30g serving.  While you won’t get this much iron in a serving of flaxseed and goji berries, it will still provide your body with a great helping of iron, something we all need on a daily basis.  Iron helps carry oxygen around the body and contributes to the normal formation of red blood cells.  The process of iron carrying oxygen around your body also reduces your risk of getting fatigued throughout the day.

So there you have it guys, 4 reasons why you should start adding a little flaxseed and goji berries to your diet this year.  Simply sprinkle it over porridge or mix it into your smoothie for a great way to start the day.  Check out our flaxseed and goji berry vegetarian quinoa for a tasty and healthy treat to enjoy anytime during the day.

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Quick Linwoods fact:
The Linwoods goji berries are grown in the Ningxia region of China as it offers the perfect soil conditions to ensure each berry is packed full of beneficial nutrients for your body!