My family has long been a fan of Nature's Path Flax Plus Granola Cereal with Pumpkin Seeds, so we were excited to try the new Flax Plus flavor Red Berry Crunch. Flax is not only a great source of fiber, but it provides Omega-3 fatty acids to your diet.
MC wrote about how Omega-3s are important for healthy winter skin, but they have also been found to decrease the risk of heart disease, discourage the growth of prostate and breast cancer, and support the immune function. Flax Plus Red Berry Crunch contains 800 mg of Omega-3s, the highest in the Flax Plus line. Flax seeds are an important source of Omega-3s in a vegetarian diet.
Flax Plus Red Berry Crunch ingredients:
Organic whole wheat meal, organic wheat bran, organic rolled oats, organic evaporated cane juice, organic flax, organic soy oil, organic brown rice flour, organic freeze dried raspberries, organic oat bran, organic barley malt extract, organic freeze dried strawberries, sea salt, natural strawberry flavor, organic oat syrup solids, tocopherols (natural vitamin E), organic molasses, organic rice bran extract, organic cinnamon.
Not only is this cereal nutritious and organic, it is very tasty with soymilk or yogurt, although my daughter still prefers the Flax Plus Granola Cereal with Pumpkin Seeds. One serving contains 28 percent of the daily recommended fiber; Red Berry Crunch helps you maintain proper digestive health. Furthermore, the red fruits are naturally high in fiber, vitamin C, folate, potassium and antioxidants.
Nature's Path is a company committed to "nurturing people, nature, & spirit". "Our Goal is to be a trusted name for quality organic foods in every home - socially responsible, environmentally sustainable and financially viable." The company has committed to reducing packaging by 10%, thus saving 1,300,000 gallons of water, 942,128 KWh of energy, and 144 tons of paperboard. Three generations of commitment to organic farming is behind the company.
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