you’re the good kind of fat.

over the last few months i’ve been paying much more attention to the types of foods i eat. while i generally ate pretty clean, i never focused on the balance of macronutrients or the days i binged on the bad stuff.

protein i’ve got under control, and don’t get me started on carbs – we’re very well acquainted. my battle came with incorporating healthy fats into my diet.

i can eat an avocado with a spoon, love salmon sashimi, and don’t keep much nut butter in the house because i’ll get my face stuck in the jar. but three fats (that can be rather expensive for what they are) don’t a balanced intake make.

then i found omega crunch, a canadian company specializing in shelled flaxseed.

omega crunch.

flaxseeds are high in omega fatty acids, especially omega 3s which are powerful anti-inflammatories, lower triglycerides, and contribute to lower levels of depression. if you’re following along at home, that’s three checkmarks on my list.

the anatomy of a flaxseed: the kernel contains omega 3, the shell contains fibre.

yogurt with omega crunch.here’s the problem: the shell of the flaxseed is so hard that our bodies cannot get at the omega 3 fats inside.  for this reason, omega crunch uses shelled flaxseed (de-hulled, so it’s in two parts) so our bodies can easily digest the oil, while retaining the great fibre form the outer shell. it’s a win-win.

with both savoury and sweet flavours to choose from, i decided to indulge my sweet tooth.

omega crunch.i first tried super sprinkle, the newest mix to the omega crunch family. it’s a combination of shelled flax, unsweetened organic coconut (another amazing fat), hulled sesame seeds, black chia, shelled hemp, and pure maple sugar.

on top of strawberry source 0% greek yogurt, it was the closest to menchie’s i’ve come in months.

yogurt with omega crunch.my second choice was the cinnamon flax, which contains a great mix of pure maple syrup, cinnamon, and of course, Canadian shelled flaxseed.

i really love cinnamon, so this shaker quickly went to the top of my love list. i’ve put it on my salads, oatmeal, yogurt, and have mixed it into baking.

more of a savoury fan? the roasted garlic flax sounds amazing.


what’s your favourite healthy fat?

 


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