How Flaxseed Helps Support a Healthy Immune System

It’s important to eat healthy every day, but it’s especially important during stressful times when our personal and collective health is on our mind around the clock. 

While there are so many unknowns right now, one thing’s true: eating nutritious food helps support a strong immune system.

In addition to eating lots of veggies and fruits, flaxseed is a powerhouse of nutrients packed into a tiny seed that will help you maintain a healthful diet during these uncertain times. 

Here are some of the great health benefits in flaxseed: 

  • High fiber content that helps maintain a healthy digestive system and keeps you feeling fuller longer.
  • Omega-3 fatty acids that help support healthy cell function.
  • High protein content which helps increase muscle strength, support strong bones, and support healthy cells.

What’s great about flax is that it’s so versatile and can be worked into an endless number of dishes. Especially if you have Flackers on hand in your pantry, they pair really well with a lot of other pantry and fridge staples such as:

  • Peanut butter
  • Jams and jellies
  • Plant-based cheeses
  • Hummus and various bean dips
  • Yogurt and kefir

Flackers and flaxseed are also a great addition to salads and soups if you’re looking for that coveted crunch or an extra boost of protein and fiber. 

For example, one serving of Sea Salt Flackers—which is about 30 grams or 10 crackers—delivers 6 grams of protein, 9 grams of fiber, and only 1 net carb. 

Using up the end of a Flackers bag to sprinkle on top of your salads & soups is a great way to get a little extra nutrition boost too, while making sure you’re putting the whole bag to good use. 

Whether you’re eating Flackers or creating your own dishes with flax in them, we want you to keep focus on eating as healthful as you can so you can support a healthy immune system. 

We love to see how you’re snacking on Flackers, so make sure you tag us in your pictures on Instagram at @flackerscrackers for a chance to share your creative pairings with our community.