One of my staple ingredients that is always added to my green smoothies are flaxseeds! These tiny seeds may appear to serve no purpose, but they are actually filled with a ton of health benefits, some of which are known to fight off symptoms of depression.

Whole seeds & Ground seeds
Health Benefits of Flaxseeds:
  • perfect balance of omega 3-6-9 
  • high in alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) - good in treating depression
  • helps lower high blood pressure and high cholesterol
  • reduces symptoms of menopause
  • eases Chron's and colitis stymptoms
  • high in vitamin E
Vitacost has a variety of flaxseed options (seeds, powders, oils and pills) that is linked here. I have faithfully purchased my ground flaxseeds from stores like TJMaxx and Marshals, in their home goods section. As an aside, the cost vs. amount is significantly better in these stores.

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