Flaxseeds -The Healthy Breakfast Addition in the Killarney Park

It’s always a tasty extra addition to your breakfast cereal, whether it’s muesli, porridge, or a natural yogurt, but did you realise that Flaxseed is classed as the new wonder food? Preliminary studies show that it may help fight heart disease, diabetes and breast cancer! We have this as a breakfast “sprinkling” option in our Park Restaurant for your added enjoyment.

Some call it one of the most powerful plant foods on the planet. There’s some evidence it may help reduce your risk of heart or coronary disease, strokes or even cancer! That’s quite a tall order for a tiny seed that’s been around for centuries.

Flaxseeds have been cultivated for centuries,  and contains all sorts of healthy components – what are the Health Benefits for you of consuming the healthy Flaxseed option?

1.High in Fibre, very Low in Carbs

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Flax is very high in fiber, which can aid in colon detoxification, fat loss and the reduction of sugary cravings. Adults should aim to eat up to 40g of High Fibre foods on a daily basis.

2. Weight Loss

Flaxseeds and Walnuts can improve obesity and support weight loss. As Flax is full of very healthy fats and fibre, you will feel fuller for longer, reduce unhealthy food cravings, leading to weight loss. You can also add ground Flaxseeds to soups, salads or smoothies for a twist!

3. Lower Cholesterol

By adding flax to your diet you can reduce cholesterol levels naturally. The soluble fibre content of flaxseeds trap fat in the digestive system and stop it from being absorbed.

4. Flaxseeds are Gluten Free

Flax seeds are great for those who have Coeliac disease or have a gluten sensitivity.

5. Excellent for Digestive Health

The biggest health benefits for Flaxseed are the ability to promote digestive health. Flax can protect the lining of the digestive tract and can eradicate gut inflammation, and beneficial for people with bowel diseases. Take flaxseed oil with carrot juice to naturally relieve constipation and cleanse waste from your system.

6. Flaxseeds are High in Antioxidants (Ligans)

Lignans are unique fiber-related polyphenols that provide us with antioxidant benefits for anti-aging, hormone balance and cellular health. They help the growth of probiotics in the gut and can assist in removing candida and yeast from the body.

7. Healthy Skin and Hair

The healthy fats in Flaxseeds will benefit the skin and hair through the provision of essential fats together with vitamins which shall help curb flaky and dry skin. Flaxseeds can be mixed with essential oils and be used as moisturizer for skin.

8. Flaxseeds are high in Omega-3 Fatty Acids 

Flaxseeds contain ALA, a type of omega-3 fat. ALA is considered a healthy fat and should always be included in a balanced diet.

9. Benefits in reducing risk of Cancer

Flax seed benefits include fighting breast, ovarian, prostate and colon cancer.

Who would have thought that simple seeds would so much health benefits? Make sure to Include Flaxseeds in your diet, and especially during your stay at the Killarney Park Hotel.

 

 

 

 

House Party at The Park 2016

On Saturday December 10th we hosted another annual and memorable House Party at The Park – with an amazing array of dishes and delicacies from Head Chef Heiko, Pastry Chef Zsolt and Sous Chef Cormac and their dedicated Team.

It was a hugely successful event –  Every Departmental Team did an amazing job with such a great effort. Our Guests really enjoyed the night and it was a pleasure to welcome them all.

Wishing you all a fantastic Christmas and Happy New Year #KillarneyParkChristmas

Festive Afternoon Tea

It’s the Time of the Season – and no better way than to celebrate with an indulgent Afternoon Tea.

Why not relax by the fire in our festive filled lobby lounge and create precious memories with family and friends this season – Enjoy an array of savoury treats, sweet delicacies and traditional scones with a range of Ronnefeldt Teas 

Festive Tea available from 28th November, 2016 to 8th January, 2017

Festive Afternoon Tea €32.50 per person

Champagne Afternoon Tea served with Ruinart Champagne €47.50 per person

 Reservations are necessary, call 064 6635555

Here is our Festive Afternoon Tea Menu – it’s to die for!

Savoury

Roast Turkey on grilled Ciabatta with Cranberry compote

Crab meat Salad on toasted Brioche with Salmon Caviar

Bacon and Spinach Quiche with Smoked Salmon and Horseradish

Prawn Cocktail with Avruga Caviar

Finger Sandwiches

Egg and Cucumber on white Toast

Home Baked Honey, Mustard and Clove Ham with Emmental Cheese and Red Onion Marmalade

Sweets

Freshly Baked Scones and Mince Pies with Clotted Cream, Lemon Curd and Marmalade

Caramel and Chocolate Swirl

New York Style Cheesecake

Chestnut Cream Delight

Bergamot and Yuzu Panactta with winter spiced Quince

 Caramelized Banana Surprise

Vegetarian Afternoon Tea

Savoury

Baked Brie with Cranberry Compote

Roasted red Pepper on grilled Ciabatta

Crudités with Pineapple Curry Dip

Avocado and Red Onion Marmalade on toasted Brioche

Finger Sandwiches

Egg and Cucumber on white toast

Peanut butter and Banana on Brown Toast

Fish Friday at Killarney Park

It’s everyone’s favourite day of the week – the gateway to the weekend – so the perfect way to kick of the end of the week is with a Fish Friday – no better place to dine in Killarney than at our Park Restaurant or Garden Bar.

Look at this Monster Halibut that arrived in our Kitchen last evening!

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Seabass is always the perfect fish dish for those  who arent regular fish eaters – light but surprisingly filling – it’s the perfect dish to start with, and develop a love of all things caught in the water.

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