Flaxseeds are raved about in the health industry thanks to them being high in fibre, full of antioxidants and great for hormones, but are they SW-friendly on the plan?
Although flaxseed has excellent nutritional benefits, it is not syn-free on the SW plan and is quite calorie dense, one tablespoon of flaxseed has 5.5 syns, making it quite a high-syn food.
We've put together a syn guide below taking you through how much Flaxseed you can consume on the SW plan, syn values of this seed and low syn alternatives to give your nutrition a boost.
At 5.5 syns per tablespoon, you can have up to around 2.5 tbsp of this seed before using all of your 15 syn daily allowances making it very high in syns. Flaxseed gets most of its syns from the fat value which is why it is high in Omega 3 fatty acids.
To stay on track with syns, we suggest using flaxseed in dishes minimally and weighing out portions to avoid guessing syns.
Flaxseed has a similar syn value no matter the type you choose, to help you stay on track with syns, we've listed some popular brands of this health food below.
Flaxseeds are very calorie dense and high in syns, if you are looking to add nutritionally to your meals with seeds, we suggest checking out these low-syn alternatives below.
Although flaxseed is very high in syns and calories, this seed is said to be great for weight loss thanks to its nutritional benefits.
We've listed why flaxseed is good for weight loss below.
To conclude, Flaxseeds are quite high in syns and calorie dense due to their high-fat content, we, therefore, suggest having flaxseed daily thanks to its nutritional benefits but make sure to weigh out your portion in order to stay on track with your syns.