What is LSA? LSA is an acronym for the best healthy threesome around – linseeds, sunflower seeds and almonds. These three will make you shine, which is why I have dedicated a whole week to share with you unique recipes to use LSA in! Why is LSA good for me? LSA is a powerhouse superfood combo which is great for maintaining excellent hair, skin and health.
- Linseeds (flaxseeds) contain phytonutrients called lignans. Lignans provide us with antioxidant benefits, fiber-like benefits, and also act as phytoestrogens. Researchers now rank flaxseeds as the #1 source of lignans in human diets. They are also significantly higher in antioxidants than fruits like blueberries or vegetables like olive. Just 2 tablespoons of linseed provide 137% of a DRI of omega 3s which is essential for brain development, hormone regulation and beautiful skin. It is a popular myth that linseeds are easily damaged by heat, however this is not true – tests have shown that it can take high heats for long periods of time and its omega 3 content remains stable and intact.
- Sunflower seeds are a great source of vitamin E a skin loving antioxidant. They also contain zinc which helps eyes, hair and skin and prevents scarring.
- Almonds are also great for the skin due to vitamin E, copper, magnesium, manganese, potassium and iron.
As you can see, these three together are a force to be reckoned with when it comes to antioxidant skin and body living goodness.
Where to get LSA from:
LSA is available from supermarkets, health stores and markets in the ready made form, however, it is cheaper and fresher when you make it yourself!
How to make LSA:
It is quite simple to make this at home. Like all ground flours, it is preferable as it will be much fresher. I like to make it in smaller quantities at the start of the week. So ground little and often!
- 3 parts linseeds
- 2 parts sunflower seeds
- 1 part almonds
- All add to a blender and process until you get a fine flour. If you don’t mind chunks, then I don’t mind either :D
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge. Will last a lfew months fine – but remember it is real food and fresher is always better!
You can see all 7 Days of LSA recipes here.