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Get the Facts on Flax

The Little Seed With a Big Nutrition

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UNCLEREEN
11/14/2008 11:56:51 AM

I thought I had heard once that someone who has or has had adhesions should not consume flaxseeds. Does anyone know if that is true? Thanks.
10/30/2008 11:54:15 AM

DORIANTAKE's SparkPage
II've heard about a lot of the benefits of flax seed, but the one time I had them ground up it tasted nasty - someone else had ground them and gave me a spoonful to taste.

Maybe it was rancid? I've been using flax oil instead, but I'll give the seeds another go now...that stuff's expensive and really, I'd much rather have the whole food then just the oil.
10/21/2008 4:55:31 PM

MARGUERITEMTL's SparkPage
I have started taking flaxseed when I was told it can help me during menopause. I am happy to say I am addicted to the taste. I put the ground ones in almost everything I cook. My daughters were skeptical until they tasted the finished product.
7/29/2008 12:39:59 AM

CHICANA_PEACH's SparkPage
I really like the taste of flaxseed and add it to my shakes or just eat off the spoon. I believe this stuff is just awesome and a great addition.
6/13/2008 12:05:48 AM

JOJO58's SparkPage
I am a huge believer of Flax seed. I started taking ground flax seed about 5 years ago when I had about 3 gall stone episodes...painful, yikes!!. A neighbor told me to drink a cup of hot water with flax seed and honey every morning. Once I started taking the flax seed I never had another attack. I still went to the Dr. because I knew something was wrong. But, I kept taking my flax. That's when I found out that I had stones and those were the attacks that I was getting. After about 3 months the surgeons office called to schedule my surgery I told them that I would get back to them that I wanted to talk to my Dr. first. I told her what happened and she told me not to schedule the surgery but if I had another attack to call her immediately. Well its been over five years now and still have not had another one. I read on a website that if you take the flax seed the right way there is a possibility of flushing out the stones...which apparently I did. Since then, it has been in my daily diet. Nowadays I just throw a couple of teaspoons of it in my cereal each morning...but believe me I do not go without it. I've got my whole family taking it. My husband started taking it and within two months they lowered his Diabetes and Cholesterol medication. I have other flax stories but don't want to drag this on and on. I can't say enough about flax seed...to me it is a miracle drug/food.
6/12/2008 10:51:35 PM

CIOLIBALL's SparkPage
I add 1 T of whole flaxseeds to 1 lb hamburger before forming it into patties. It adds great texture!
6/12/2008 4:15:09 PM

VICOLE's SparkPage
Dr. Johanna Budwig, German researcher and seven time Nobel prize nominee, studied the nutritional effects of flax and it's contribution to good health. In her book (1959 German and French edition), she states the belief that we can get the most nutritional benefit from flaxseed by combining it with a type of cheese that is similiar to "farmers cheese" or cottage cheese.

Of course, that is freshly ground or very fresh oil -- flax oil goes rancid VERY quickly once the seed is opened.

I mix freshly ground flax seed with cottage cheese for breakfast.

6/12/2008 4:13:28 PM

VICOLE's SparkPage
Dr. Johanna Budwig, German researcher and seven time Nobel prize nominee, studied the nutritional effects of flax and it's contribution to good health. In her book (1959 German and French edition), she states the belief that we can get the most nutritional benefit from flaxseed by combining it with a type of cheese that is similiar to "farmers cheese" or cottage cheese.

Of course, that is freshly ground or very fresh oil -- flax oil goes rancid VERY quickly once the seed is opened.

I mix freshly ground flax seed with cottage cheese for breakfast.

6/12/2008 11:59:43 AM

WHATAGRL42's SparkPage
I was unaware of flaxseed as a source of Protien! I eat a lot of fish and take fish oil supplements, but wanting that complete protein boost, I'll now add some flaxseed in the mix! Thanks for the article.
6/12/2008 9:18:39 AM

MINI-ME2BE's SparkPage
thank you for this article. I've become a true flaxseed fan but didn't realize it must be ground to get the full benefits. It certainly makes sense but it's something I didn't know until I read this. Thanks. You all SPARK! :)
5/17/2008 8:21:57 PM

KARISSATX's SparkPage
Great article and good suggestions at the end for how to incorporate flaxseed into my daily diet -- thanks Becky!
5/17/2008 6:10:43 PM

JEANANDEDIE's SparkPage
I get my whole flaxseed at my local grain store for my horses. It's really good for them too. I comes in a big sack (I think it's 40 lbs) I have a coffee grinder in my barn and grind what I need for in the house. on a weekly basis. I use about 1.5 cups a day for them and the bag lasts me almost 9 months. It is waaaay cheaper than buying it in a store and it's the same stuff. The dog gets it too! Jean
5/17/2008 1:13:28 PM

PANSYGAL's SparkPage
Flaxseed is great ! I use it each morning on my oatmeal and I've used it as a coating on fish and chicken. It has a really good flavor and since I have been using it my cholestrol has dropped below 200!
SLEEKSWIMMER
5/17/2008 11:02:14 AM

Flaxseed - A super egg substitute: Use boiled flaxseed meal as a substitute for eggs in baking, and the results are remarkable. The ratio is 1 part ground flaxseed meal to 3 parts cold water, e.g. 1 tsp. flaxseed meal mixed with 1 tbsp. water = 1 whole egg. Microwave about 40 - 60 seconds, until it's the consistency of a raw egg white. It works beautifully in baking cookies or cakes or in cooking patties, meatloaves, etc., but won't leaven like eggs for souffles or sponge cakes...........Remember, flaxseeds have cholesterol-lowering properties.
5/8/2008 7:27:20 PM

COCOTREASURE's SparkPage
ok, i didnt know that u had to grind the flaxseed in order to benefit from them, so i will grind the ones i have with my magic bullet chopper.

thanks for the feed back everyone!

i love SP!

Dionne*

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