“I like to call Omega-3s anti-ageing fats,” says Forberg, an expert in anti-ageing nutrition. “Getting the recommended amount can help lower cholesterol, keep cells functioning properly and combat inflammation, which reduces risk of some deadly diseases, stroke and heart attack. A daily serving of flax seeds is the best source of Omega -3s and helps keeping ageing brains healthy”, says the expert.
I kept the book on good nutrition back in the shelf, and felt quite dismayed for not being able to use flaxseeds on regular basis.
“I do not want to take chapatti to school tomorrow. I want a change”, announced my daughter coming back from school. “How about bread butter and jam?”, asked my daughter. Well, there is nothing wrong in home made bread. Then I though why not add flaxseeds to the bread and make it healthy. Sometimes it by mere co-incidence that things work to our advantage. I was excited at the though of baking whole wheat flaxseed bread from my favourite site The Fresh Loaf. While my daughter was happy with the bread, I was happier for the 1/3 cup flaxseeds that went into it!
Here goes the recipe with little changes from the original one-
Whole Wheat Flaxseed Bread
1 ½ cups all purpose flour
½ cup whole wheat flour
1/3 cup flaxseeds
2/3 cup water (quantity of water can vary depending on requirement)
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon instant yeast
1 teaspoon salt
Whisk together all purpose flour, wheat flour and salt.
Add oil and mix well.
Add yeast and flaxseeds.
Add sugar to water and heat till lukewarm.
Add this to flour mix and knead for 6 to 8 min to get smooth soft dough.
Cover the dough and leave for 15 minutes.
Degas the dough and knead for another five minutes.
Shape in to a spindle shaped loaf, or a regular loaf. Place it in a greased baking tray and cover with a damp towel or greased cling film. Leave it to rise for 1 ½ hours. Scour the loaf with a sharp knife.
Bake in a pre heated oven at 180 degrees C for 25 minutes or till when browned.Remove from oven after 5 minutes. Transfer to the rack to cool.
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