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Check Out These Fun Facts About Flax Seeds

August 29, 2014 10:01 am

Flax seeds have been buzzed about quite a bit lately among healthy eating communities, but most people don’t know much about these tiny superfoods. Here are a few interesting facts about flax seeds—and why you should add them to your diet.

  1. Flax seeds are full of beneficial nutrients. They're positively loaded with a laundry list of good-for-you nutrients, including healthy fats, fiber, protein, and omega 3s. They’re also full of vitamins, magnesium, potassium, and lignans, which can help to prevent against cancer.
  2. You may notice that your grocery store carries both golden and brown flax seeds, but both contain the same nutritional benefits. Which type you choose depends on your own taste preferences.
  3. Like many other foods in Mediterranean diets, flax seeds help to prevent against many chronic diseases. They reduce the risk of coronary heart disease by up to 70 percent, as well as the risk of hormone-dependent cancers of the colon, breast, and prostate.
  4. There are many ways to eat flax seeds. Whether you add ground flax seeds to your baked goods, sprinkle them on your salads or use them to top your yogurts, you can incorporate them into your diet without much effort.

Frequently Asked About Flax [Ameriflax]
What's New and Beneficial About Flaxseeds [The World’s Healthiest Foods]
Flaxseeds [Vegetarian Times]
Cooking with Flax [Flax Council of Canada]

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Labor Day Weekend

August 29, 2014 9:00 am

We will be closed Monday, September 1st observing the Labor Day Holiday. We will be back in the office on September 2nd, with hours from 10am-6pm.

We hope everyone has a safe and wonderful Labor Day weekend! Click here for events happening around the Bay Area.

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Alexander’s Steakhouse: Steaks Aged In-House

August 20, 2014 9:02 am

Michelin-rated and Four-Diamond-award-winner Alexander's Steakhouse boasts such impressive accolades for good reason. This Cupertino restaurant stays true to the tradition of American steakhouses with a dry-aging room on site. Here steaks of certified Angus beef, sourced from corn-fed cattle in the midwest, are aged for 28 days, during which time rich, bold flavors develop. The 28-day dry-aged steaks are a big part of what draws crowds from all over Silicon Valley!

But the eatery also boasts imported waygu beef in addition the American meat, a kind that's considered a delicacy among steak eaters. That's in addition to a tasty selection of upscale seafood. Customers recommend the hamachi shots to start, and then the filet mignon for your entree. You can even sweeten your meal with a glass of wine, cocktail, or dessert. Check out the Alexander's Steakhouse website to learn more about this Cupertino restaurant!

Alexander's Steakhouse
10330 N. Wolfe Road
Cupertino, CA 95014
(408) 446-2222

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