LSA (Linseed, Sunflowers and Almonds) is a seed-meal supplement often recommended by natural health practitioners. It’s an excellent source of omega 3 oils, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and fibre.
The benefits of LSA are not just in what it provides, but what it reduces. Almonds lower the glycemic index of accompanying foods, for example. The vitamin E and selenium in sunflower seeds will help neutralise destructive ‘free radical’ molecules, and the omega oils in linseed have anti-inflammatory properties and can help in healing a range of degenerative conditions.
LSA is used to cleanse and detox the liver. The liver is the cleanser and filter of the bloodstream, and it regulates fat metabolism. The liver makes HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol) which acts as a scavenger and carries the LDL (bad) cholesterol back to the liver for processing. The liver also secretes bile which breaks down and removes excess and unwanted fat from the body.
LSA is an excellent source of
- omega 3, 6 and 9 essential fatty acids
- vitamin A
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin B1 (thiamin)
- Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)
- Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid)
We recommend that you use one to two tablespoons per day of LSA. LSA can be added to your morning cereal, to yogurt, smoothies, or any recipe just to increase its nutrient value. It can also be sprinkled on salads and fruit.
At The Garden Shed and Pantry, we take the making of LSA (and your health) very seriously. Firstly, we use materials that are either certified organic or come from farmers who grow their products without the use of chemicals. Secondly, we only make enough supplies to fulfil customer orders at the Cygnet Market (and it is usually made just a day before the Market). We use Four Leaf Organic Sunflower seeds and Linseed and we use Johnston Almonds (the best tasting almonds in the world). Leftovers (if any) go on our breakfast, and are not kept to sell at a later date.