Not to be confused with the psychedelic drug LSD, LSA (short for linseed, sunflower seeds and almonds) is a popular mineral and omega 3-rich superfood.
The ground seed and nut mix has become a popular addition to smoothies and breakfast cereals for people keen to up their daily intake of essential nutrients.
Abundant in all the big names like vitamin A, E, D, B, calcium, zinc and magnesium, here is everything you need to know about the nutrient-dense LSA.
What are the health benefits of LSA?
Oh, there are many. And when it comes to incorporating this high protein and omega 3-rich mix into your diet, a little goes a long way. So don’t underestimate the impact of a sprinkle here and there on your brekkie every morning.
Adding LSA into your diet can help to:
- Support hair, skin, nail and brain function
- Reduce pain and inflammation
- Boost mood
- Assist in weight management
- Balance blood sugar levels, which can help to prevent sugar cravings
- Encourage cell repair and growth
- Cleanse and detoxify the liver
- Regulate cholesterol levels
How much LSA should I consume daily?
Adding one to two tablespoons of this mix to meals or snacks daily is all it takes to reap the benefits LSA has to offer. Obviously, if a particular recipe calls for more, feel free to go nuts with your LSA mix.
How do I incorporate LSA into my diet?
It is extremely easy to add LSA to your daily meals, and its subtle nutty flavour is definitely tasty, but can go unnoticed, too.
Try sprinkling a teaspoon or two onto your breakfast cereal, yoghurt or smoothie (we love thisJS Health recipe), or add it to any bread, cake, muffin or cookie recipe.
It also goes surprisingly well with salads and fruits, but you can add it to anything that takes your fancy in order to boost your daily nutritional value.
How should I store LSA?
It’s best to store your LSA in an airtight container in the freezer after its original packaging has been opened.
This helps ensure the healthy oils in the linseeds, sunflower seed and almond are maintained, as air and light can cause them to deteriorate. Doing so will also extend your LSA’s shelf life.
Where can I buy LSA?
You can purchase ready-made LSA from all good health food stores, and you’ll also find it in the health aisle of major supermarkets.
We love the Macro Cereal Lsa ($3.30 at Woolworths)
Have you heard of LSA? Do you currently eat it? Will you from now on? And did you know LSA had so many health benefits?