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Tasty health foods: Carrington Farms

Tasty health foods: Carrington Farms
Tasty health foods: Carrington Farms
Tamar Alexia Fleishman, Esq.

If you keep up with the latest in nutritional discoveries, you'll have already learned that coconut oil is now considered good for you. Also, Omega-3 oils are good for you. Some of the best vegetarian sources for Omega-3 oils are flax and chia seeds. I was surprised to learn that there are lots of ways to incorporate such nutritious goodies into your diet: that's why I was happy to be hosted by Carrington Farms to learn about their products!

Such noteworthy docs in the skin and nutrition field as Dr. Nicholas Perricone have been writing about Carrington Farms staples as green tea, chia seeds, flax seeds, coconut oil in bestselling books for years. Carrington Farms Flax Pax little seed packs are perfect if you're on the run, traveling, hiking, or just trying to avoid the vending machine at work. Here's what they say about it:

With no refrigeration necessary, ready-to-eat Flax Paks can be used at restaurants, airports, hotels, and any travel situation and even at home.

The unique proprietary Milling and Micro-Cleanse process utilized by Carrington Farms assures that only the finest Flax Seeds are thoroughly cleansed by natural means, and then surgically sliced, resulting in a delicious coarse flax seed grind that retains the maximum amount of healthy nutrients. Each packet is filled with our high quality, finely sliced and Micro-Cleansed Organic Milled Flax Seeds, that is 99.99% pure while maintaining the sought after health benefits of Flax Seeds.

I've been using their Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Chia Seeds and Organic Flax-Hemp Blend in green smoothies. It makes it rich -- like you added almond butter -- and nutty/walnut husk-tasting. They definitely cover the taste of kale! They say this about hemp seeds: "Hemp seeds, often known as the most nutritious seed in the world, is one of the only plant based foods considered a complete protein."

If you don't do smoothies, or want a change of taste, the Chia Seeds package has a recipe for pesto pasta sauce. It uses chia seeds instead of pinenuts and coconut cooking oil instead of olive oil. I tried the recipe! I say that you can definitely cut the amounts listed to 1/3 -- it makes a lot of pesto. I would describe the coconut oil as less rich than olive oil. The basil and chia seed flavors are more pronounced. I used Parmesan cheese, but you could keep it vegan. I would definitely add more salt in that case.

Yes, I've heard about the benefits of drinking green tea for years, but couldn't make myself do it. It always tasted like hot salads or asparagus tea to me. With their green tea/lemon blend, it's actually pleasant.

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