Flax seedsGo to any health food store and you will hear that flax seeds are good for you. High in omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, fiber, and lignans and other phytonutrients, these little seeds are filled with nutrients with antioxidant and antiinflammatory properties. As a result, flax seeds are touted to help reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, anxiety, insomnia, and much more.

They taste good, too. Sprinkle ground flax seeds over your cereal or in whatever you’re baking — you’ll notice a pleasantly mild nutty taste. (Don’t use too much if you’re not used to a high-fiber diet, though!)

You’ll also be enjoying part of our goats’ diet. At the LexFarm Goat Yard, we regularly give flax seeds to our goats. In fact, we vary the amount we give to our goats based on their temperaments, stress levels, physical condition, etc. For example, goats with more anxious personalities or greater nutritional needs (e.g., due to pregnancy) benefit from larger amounts of flax seeds.

So, next time you see flax seeds or flax seed products, think of our goats!