5 great ways to enjoy flaxseeds with your breakfast

We recently looked at how flaxseed can help your digestion and our milled organic flaxseed allows you to enjoy the great benefits of flaxseed in many ways.  The benefits of having flaxseed in your diet include a great source of protein, a source of fibre, and a great source of iron to help carry oxygen around your body.  These many benefits have made flaxseed an increasingly popular food in the diets of many of us who are trying to eat healthier.  To help you get even more from flax seed, we've compiled a list of 5 great ways to enjoy flaxseed with your breakfast.

3 ways hemp seeds help build your energy levels

With the long, dark winter nights slowly starting to leave us, and with spring on the way, many of us will start to feel a little more energetic.  You will find it easier to get up in the morning, and the additional sunlight will start to give your body increased levels of vitamin D, bringing many great benefits to your body.  We shouldn't have to wait for the sun to come out to start feeling full of life and full of energy, we should want to feel like this all the time.  The main way to start feeling energetic is by eating the right foods that will provide your body with energy.  We all need energy to help our bodies function from day to day, and one of the best ways to provide your body with a great source of energy is by adding some hemp to your diet – and here's why.

The digestion benefits of adding flaxseed to your diet

We previously looked at 5 ways to improve your digestive system.  This focused both on what you eat and how you are eating it.  One of the ways in which we discussed helping your digestive system was to add some flaxseed to your diet, so in our latest Linwoods blog, we are going to take a look at just why flaxseed can be of such benefit when it comes to digesting food and helping your digestive system.

The Winter Olympics Diet – What’s on the menu for the top athletes?

For those of you following the Winter Olympics in Sochi, it is certainly turning into one of the best Winter Olympics ever and has kicked off the 2014 year of sport in spectacular fashion.  The Winter Olympics has thrown up many magical moments down the years, from Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards and the Jamaican bobsleigh team to the 'Miracle on Ice' from the USA and off course the wonderful Bolero from Torvil and Dean in Sarajevo in 1988.With the winter Olympics ending this Sunday, we decided to take a look at what some of these superstar athletes eat to fuel their bodies in the freezing temperatures.  

Why protein is good for you when exercising

Many of us do not get enough physical activity on a weekly basis.  Whether it’s due to the darker nights and colder weather, your job or looking after the kids, it’s often easier to find excuses not to train than it is to find reasons to get started. Linwoods shelled hemp seeds are a great source of protein & also provide your body with iron and magnesium which also helps to aid your recovery from exercising. 

5 Benefits of Vitamin D for your body

Vitamin D is an important nutrient for your body and provides many benefits to helping you maintain a healthy lifestyle.  The main source of vitamin D to the human body is natural sunlight and in the UK, this is something we see less and less off over the Winter months.  One way of ensuring your body gets the right levels of vitamin D not only during the Winter months but also throughout the year is by eating food that provides it.

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