BENEFITS OF LINSEED

Healthy Eating

Healthy eating is important. Helen’s is a range of naturally nutritious and tasty foods that help to enhance and support a healthy balanced diet. Read more below on eating for a healthier lifestyle.
BENEFITS OF LINSEED
Why Wheat & Gluten free

Phytonutrients

Phytonutrients are compounds found in abundance in plant foods such as vegetables, fruits, seeds, nuts, herbs and spices. Used by the plant to trap sunlight energy, prevent attack by bacteria, viruses, mould and insects and provide protection from UV radiation, these compounds are also active in our bodies when we eat plants.
They calm inflammation, reduce tissue damage, kill bacteria, yeasts and viruses, help the liver to detoxify harmful compounds and protect the skin from UV radiation.

Many foods rich in phytonutrients are highly coloured so it is important that you eat lots of them. All the blue, purple and red berries, red & pink foods like tomatoes, gojiberries, red cabbage, beetroot, peppers, papaya and watermelon, green foods like kale, spinach, and broccoli, yellow-orange foods like carrots, butternut squash, sweet potato etc, are loaded with phytonutrients.

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Not all phytonutrients are coloured however and foods such as the white pith of oranges and lemons are rich in bioflavonoids while garlic, onions, cabbage and leeks contain powerful sulfur-containing detoxifying phytonutrients.

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Some of these nutrients are soluble in fat which is why it is always a good idea to dress your salad and vegetables with a small spash of  olive oil as this helps the body to absorb these powerful healing nutrients. It is also a very good reason to add milled linseed to your smoothie or juices as the oils in the linseed help you absorb the fat soluble nutrients from the fruits or veggies you add.

Why Wheat & Gluten free