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Get the Facts on Flax
The Little Seed With a Big Nutrition
3/22/2010 9:13:33 PM
||I wonder about GETFITALREADY's comment. I am a breast cancer survivor who must take a prescription that blocks my hormone receptors. I wonder about the phyto estrogens in flaxseeds, if that is unhealthy for me.|
1/21/2010 7:03:05 PM
||I also read that flaxseed can mimic estrogen in certain people. I wonder if that would make it contraindicated for some and how would they even know?|
MIZMARPLE9/27/2009 4:53:30 PM
|There are 2 types of processing for the ground flax meal you can buy. One has to be refrigerated or it will go rancid. The other is a cold-process, which can be stored in the pantry. Its flavor is milder, not as nutty as the other type, for example, Bob's Red Mill ground flax meal.|
9/27/2009 1:07:44 PM
||I'm still confused by the flax seed versus fish oil debate; there doesn't seem to be a clear answer as to which is a better source of Omega 3s. Can anyone enlighten me?|
9/27/2009 11:08:18 AM
||They are called linseeds in the UK. I always soak them overnight, because that softens them, and gives them a jelly like coating, and so makes them easier to digest.|
9/9/2009 10:48:30 AM
||I have IBS and I use ground flax in my oatmeal for the added fiber. It really does help. I had no idea of the other benefits.|
SYLVIASMUSIC7/27/2009 11:28:51 PM
I have used flax seed also. When my mother was having difficulty with constipation while in the hospital, probably the food :), I brought her in some tea with flax oil in it.
I bought the seeds and put 3 Tbsp in 1/2 cup water and boiled it on the stove. Let it steep and poured it in the tea.
The nurses were amazed that the flax worked where other things had failed.
It is wonderful. I have tried it in meatloaf too. Yummy!
It gels like chicken stock so why not use it there too.
Sounds like a lot of work but not really. Once boiled when it is poured the seeds stay mainly on the bottom so not bad.