Enjoy the benefits of nuts and seeds in an healthy LSA mixture.
LSA stands for linseeds, sunflower seeds, and almonds.
Linseed, Sunflower Seeds, and Almonds are probably to date one of the best antioxidant, anti-aging recipes you can include in your diet.
Together, these 2 seeds and 1 nut are a powerhouse of goodness, offering a great source of protein, minerals, essential fatty acids and fiber.
LSA will help control sugar cravings.
Eating seeds and nuts in a LSA mixture are good for the health and growth of your hair. This mixture has selenium, which is a trace mineral known for boosting hair growth.
You can buy LSA at your local supermarket or health food store, and you can order it online.
I don’t like buying it in a bag from the shops, as I am unsure about how long it has sat in the bag. I feel this mixture really should be made fresh.
What I usually do, is double up on the recipe below, this way I have enough to last me awhile. I put 6 cups of linseeds, 4 sunflower seeds and 2 cups of almonds.
I will buy organic nuts and seeds for this recipe when I can.
The benefits of nuts and seeds as an LSA mixture takes no time at all to make yourself.
Benefits Of Nuts And Seeds – LSA Mixture Recipe
3 cups linseed (flaxseeds)
2 cups – sunflower seeds
1 cup almonds (always use raw almonds)
1 coffee grinder
Mix and grind until fine and store in a dark airtight glass jar.
To keep your LSA fresh, store it in the fridge in an airtight container or dark glass jar, to keep the light from the fridge off it, and keep its freshness.
I usually keep some in the fridge and put the rest in a container and pop in the freezer, this way I don’t have too much sitting in the fridge for a long period.
Activating Seeds and Nuts
One very important step, before I indulge in eating seeds and nuts, is to soak them first to get rid of toxins. The process is activating.
The Aborigines of Australia were soaking seeds and legumes to rid them of toxins, hundreds of years ago.
All seeds and nuts are coated with a toxic matter and natural inhibitors, which protects them from insects, the sun, bacteria, and fungi.
Soaking is not only a good way to help remove toxins, it helps increase the nutritional content. This is important when including the benefits of nuts and seeds into your diet.
All legumes, seeds, and nuts contain phytic acid, which is found in the hull of the seed or nut.
The hull is the dry outer covering of the nut, seed or legume and when eaten in their natural state, phytic acid binds to minerals and stops the minerals from being absorbed in the intestine. Over time, this can cause a mineral deficiency.
Soaking or deactivating, causes the physic acid to break down and dissolve.
Put your measured amounts of nuts and seeds mixture into separate bowls. Cover with warm water and add a little lemon juice, lime, vinegar or salt.
Soak almonds anywhere between 8 to 12 hours, sunflower seeds only soak for a couple of hours and linseeds don’t soak these at all.
When linseeds are soaked they become gluey and sticky. There is no need to soak them. When you grind them in a coffee grinder all the nutrients will blend together.
LSA In Food
Enjoy the benefits of nuts and seeds LSA sprinkled on fruit, vegetables, pasta, rice, coleslaw, fruit salad, pancakes, and is the perfect additioin to a healthy breakfast.
Put into rice, cottage cheese, yogurt and any kind of drink you like, just about anything you can think of really.
You can even include LSA in baking, such as cakes and biscuits.
Remember, when increasing your intake of dietary fiber, it is important to drink more fluids like water.
Linseed Benefits (flaxseeds) – are very low in carbohydrates and high in nutrition.
Great for your skin, helps clear up acne, aid in burning fat and building muscle.
Linseed nutrient is good for your heart, may even help with mild depression and can definitely help with constipation.
Linseeds are high in omega-3 oils and are the richest plant source of omega-3 fats essential for heart, joints, healthy brain and immune system.
They have a high content of plant chemicals known as phytoestrogens (antioxidants). Perfect for fighting the aging process.
It isn’t easy trying to find ways to include linseed, one of the world’s healthiest foods into your diet.
You are sure to get all the linseed nutrition with the benefits of nuts and seeds as an LSA mixture.
Plus important nutrients such as vitamin E, selenium, magnesium, copper, zinc, folate, iron, and phytochemicals, (non-nutritive plant chemicals that have protective or disease preventive properties).
Sunflower seeds are the perfect healthy seed for cell renewal and strong bones.
Sunflower seeds are the perfect seed for eating when it comes to looking younger.
They give a good source of manganese, copper and vitamin B2 (helps fight against free radicals).
Eating almonds will increase oxygen-based energy production, which promotes the antioxidant molecule, glutathione (a small molecule made up of three amino acids, which exists in almost every cell of the body).
The health benefits of almonds are good for heart health.
Benefits Of Nuts And Seeds For The Body
- A well-balanced source of Omega-3 and Omega-6 Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs).
- A great source of dietary fiber helps remove toxins from the body.
- Protein necessary for healthy muscles, blood, and organs.
- Gluten free.
- Rich in Antioxidants.
- Good source of calcium.
- Very low carbohydrate – good for diabetics and athletes.
I usually include the benefits of nuts and seeds in a smoothie.
Whizz away and drink, it is delicious and nutritious.
You can add whatever you like; yogurt, egg white and anything else you fancy to make a healthy anti-aging drink.
You can add LSA in baking, such as cakes and biscuits.
Around 2 tablespoons of LSA seeds and nuts a day, is all that’s needed to reap the health rewards.
Do you take LSA? How do you include it in your diet? I would love to hear.
This is definitely a powerhouse of essential vitamins and minerals. Your body will thank you, for giving it the benefits of nuts and seeds.