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.

 

 

 

 

Dishes from Killarney Park Autumn Menu

It’s Autumn, the leaves are falling from the trees, nights drawing in, and no better time than to refresh the palette with delicious Autumn fare from our brand new Autumn Menu in the wonderful surrounds of our Park Restaurant.

Here are some of the delights of the season for you:

For Starters:

Cured Salmon, and Tuna Monk Carpaccio

 

Main Course:

Filet of Beef; Oven Roasted Grouse Breast, Venison

 

 

Your Just Desserts;

Bon Appétit !

Finest Irish products go a bit Asian

According to Irish mythology there was only one creature wiser than man. This was the fabled “Salmon of Knowledge” which had fed upon the acorns of the Tree of Knowledge. It was said that whoever tasted of the salmon would inherit its wisdom and foresight.

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I’m not saying if you eat this local smoked salmon  from Spillane seafood that it will make you a genius

But it will make you happier. well it made me happier anyway hehe

Spillanes only use seasoned  Kerry oak.

It is this seasoned wood that gives Spillanes Smoked Salmon its unique flavour

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Irish Smoked salmon  tastes so good on brown soda bread, in pasta sauce or in an omelet

but trying new ideas is what cooking is all about

This time with the help of a few spices and Fid Ros herbs smoked salmon relly shines

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The legend of  Fionn says he burned his thumb on the salmon of knowledge and put it into his mouth to soothe the pain but in doing so  he gained all the knowledge in  the world bye tasting its flesh.

Why not start a new legend and dine at The Park Restaurant where dishes like this might tickle your fancy

smoked salmon and nori seaweed roulade

lemongrass aioli ginger and sesame seed tuile 

Remember it might make you smarter