couple of years ago, a friend in Los Angeles told me that a couple of
her friends thought she was less than ultra hardcore healthy because she
didn’t grind her own flax seeds. (She bought the already ground kind.)
As someone who wasn’t using flax seed in any shape or form, I found this
so surprising and funny that I repeated the story to Neil and several
friends. Grind your own flax?! That seemed like a LOT of work.
Cut to me now. I put flax seeds in my smoothie every morning and have just switched from the pre-ground kind to the whole seed. (My naturopath suggested I make the switch to support my skin and overall health.) You know what? It makes a huge difference! The taste of flax is much more nutty and flavorful from the whole seeds. Who knew? Not me. If only I could tell my younger smoking-and-drinking-and-bagel-for-breakfast-lunch-and-dinner-eating self that one day I’d be grinding my own flax. I love it.
What about you? How have your health habits changed in unexpected ways? Do you ever surprise your old self with your yoga-inspired healthy living habits?