What is LSA?

The benefits of LSA

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There is quite a high number of people asking "What is LSA?". So without further ado here are the three main answers to the question - What is LSA, How to make LSA and How to use LSA. Let's add two more questions - What is the benefit of LSA and How to store LSA.

 What is LSA? What is LSA

L stands for Linseed (flaxseed)

S stands for Sunflower seeds

A stands for Almond

How to make LSA?

Easy, peasy to make - just throw (come on now, not literally!)

  • 3 parts linseed (flaxseeds)
  • 2 parts sunflower seed
  • 1 part almond nuts

into the blender/food processor, hit the on button and chop it up to resemble fine breadcrumbs.

Of course, if you're a bit lazy then you can buy already ground LSA in most supermarkets or health food stores.

How to use LSA?

Have some each day - sprinkle over your cereal, muesli, or porridge, or combine with smoothies, desserts, or yoghurt.

You can also put it into homemade bread even cakes and muffins

You need 1 - 2 tablespoon daily to get the benefits.

The benefits of LSA? 

  • Helps with gastrointestinal problems, diarrhea and if you suffer from low energy and don't have a good appetite.
  • Helps those who suffer with high cholesterol.
  • An obvious source of fibre and protein - great if you're on a wheat and gluten free diet.
  • It improves protein and has omega 3 essential oil as well as vitamin B.
  • As a bonus it's great for boosting dry skin and hair.

Here's what's in it:

  • fibre
  • magnesium
  • omega-3 fats
  • vitamins E, D, B1 (thiamin)
  • B2 (riboflavin),
  • B5 (pantothenic acid)
  • biotin
  • calcium
  • phosphorous
  • potassium
  • zinc
  • and numerous other micronutrients

How to store LSA?

It's best to store in an airtight container in your fridge this prevents nutrient loss.

That completes the lesson for today on What is LSA, you are now suitably informed so off you go to either make it yourself or get some ready made.

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