What is LSA and should I eat it?
Prince Harry expressed his joys of uncle-hood at an exhibition in London yesterday, joking about his expensive babysitting fees and insisting he’ll teach his nephew how to have fun.
The public’s favourite red-headed royal visited his nephew shortly after his brother and sister-in-law returned to Kensington Palace from St Mary’s Hospital on Tuesday.
“When I saw him he was crying, which is just like all babies,” said Harry.
“It’s fantastic to have another addition to the family.
“I only hope my brother knows how expensive my babysitting charges are!”Prince Harry and photographer, Chris Jackson look at Jackson's exhibition work
The ‘Party Prince’ responded with cheek when asked about what type of uncle he'll be. The 28-year-old hopes “ to keep him [George] out of harm's way and make sure he has fun.”
Harry spoke at the exhibition launch of photographer, Chris Jackson who's exhibition shows the work of Harry's charity, Sentebale, in a photographic collection named 'Sentebale- Stories Of Hope'.
Harry co-founded Sentebale in memory of his late mother, Princess Diana, in 2006.
The charity helps children in African country, Lesotho, where a huge percentage of the population are affected by HIV/Aids.
Question: I've seen recipes which call for LSA. What is it and is it good for you?
Answer: LSA stands for linseeds, sunflower seeds and almonds and the ingredient is a premade mix of these. LSA usually comes in a fine or coarsely ground form and can be bought readymade from health food stores and some supermarkets.
LSA is full of essential nutrients including fibre, magnesium, omega-3 fats, vitamins E, D, B1 (thiamin), B2 (riboflavin), B5 (pantothenic acid), biotin, calcium, phosphorous, potassium, zinc and numerous other micronutrients. Plus it tastes delicious, adding a subtle nuttiness and satisfying crunch to recipes.
Outside of specific recipes, one to two tablespoons each day can be healthy addition to your diet and can be incorporated into all sorts of meals and snacks. Try the following ideas:
- Sprinkle LSA on your cereal.
- Put a spoonful of LSA into smoothies or natural yoghurt for flavour and texture.
- Add one or two tablespoons of LSA to homemade breads, cakes and muffins.
Once opened, LSA is best stored in an airtight container in the freezer. Linseeds, sunflower seeds and almonds contain healthy oils, which can begin to spoil when exposed to too much air and light. Storing nuts and seeds this way extends their shelf life and helps them maintain maximum nutritional benefit.
This information is provided by the Sanitarium Nutrition Service.
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