One swap that can add big benefits to your diet

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOTV) — You do not have to be vegan to use or benefit from flax egg replacement.  Even though my pet chickens leave me awesome eggs daily, I still like to use a flax egg when I am baking. There are numerous benefits to adding flax to your diet; my top 3 picks are:

-One tablespoon has 8 grams of fiber!  The strong fiber content of flaxseeds helps with digestion and can improve absorption of nutrients.

-Flax contains plant based Omega 3s, in fact among all 127 of the World’s Healthiest Foods, flaxseeds ranks number one as a source of omega-3s

-Flax is a source of lignans, which reduce the risk of breast cancer in women and prostate cancer in men containing about 7 times as many lignans as the closest runner-up food – sesame seeds.

It’s easy to use and remember!  One Tablespoon of ground flax to 2 Tablespoons water equals one egg.I use this in cookies and other baking and honestly no one can tell the difference.  You can also simply add the ground flax to batters like breads, muffins or pancakes.  Even adding it to your smoothie recipe to thicken it up. So next time you are thinking of borrowing an egg from a neighbor, try flax instead, you will be glad you did.

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