Even the healthiest eater has moments of over indulgence or has to travel and eat things normally avoided. There's nothing wrong with feasting or eating the less than healthy thing now and then. In fact, these are often prized moments of connection with friends and family. While we should celebrate these connections and travel the world, the change can be a little difficult on the digestive system. For those moments consider making this spiced flax sprinkle as a natural digestive remedy.
Why Flax and These Spices?
Flax seeds contain soluble fiber which helps move things through the digestive tract and they are high in natural oils which lubricate the system.
Cinnamon warms and stimulates the digestive system.
Ginger has long been used to help prevent nausea and soothe upset stomachs and is also often used to stimulate digestion.
Cardamom helps relieve gas and indigestion as well as helping to move mucus from the digestive system. It can also help bring relief from too much acid in the stomach.
Cloves have been traditionally used to treat a variety of bowel problems including diarrhea, bloating, and vomiting.
How to Use the Sprinkle
Simply sprinkle, truly it's as simple as that. Sprinkle a bit in your coffee or tea, over oatmeal or on toast, in your smoothie, etc.
It's quick and easy to whip a batch and like this digestive seed mixture, easy to carry around on your travels.
- Stir everything together until thoroughly combined. Store in an airtight glass container.
- To use, simply sprinkle over food and drinks to help aid digestion.