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Get the Facts on Flax

The Little Seed With a Big Nutrition


9/12/2009 10:48:56 AM

--KREN's SparkPage
Ground Flaxseed makes my hemorrhoid problems disappear. I keep mine in a sealed container in the freezer so it stays fresh and is still easy to measure out. I even take it with me on vacation. Don't want to miss a day of the good things it does for me.

9/9/2009 10:48:30 AM

BUDDY_LOVE's SparkPage
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.
7/27/2009 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.
6/11/2009 11:58:24 AM

MARTAMIA's SparkPage
I started using Golden Flaxseed at the recommendation of my gastro/intestinal MD. I grind 2 tbls in my coffee grinder and sprinkle into whole grain cereal, fruit/yogurt smoothies, bread, muffin,soups and cookie recipes. I feel better and my bowels thank me for it!
Now I am glad to learn it beneficial properties for menopause.
Good article thanks!
5/21/2009 10:36:31 PM

DJSYES's SparkPage
I never knew they could go bad, thanks for the advice... I'll start to refridgerate them
3/2/2009 3:41:33 PM

JILIANP's SparkPage
i had no idea that flaxseed oil was so good for you ... i started taking it today my husband bought it for me in capsules from gnc
does it matter if its in pill form or fresh ?
1/26/2009 9:18:48 AM

JUSTJEWEL32's SparkPage
I use flaxseed everyday in everything from cream of wheat to meatloaf. My family cannot taste it at all.
1/12/2009 3:27:49 PM

QUEENMARY444's SparkPage
I have read a lot about the pros and cons of flaxseed. I use it for the protein, fiber and the essential fatty acids. I add it to foods like ground beef, oatmeal and cereal. I also add it to salmon patties, not too much as it tends to make them crumble. I mix 1 T ground flax with 1T peanut butter for a snack and eat it off the spoon.
1/2/2009 2:51:57 PM

This article was very informative. I knew flaxseed was healthy, just didn't know all the details.
11/15/2008 12:01:29 AM

In todays NZ news paper is an article stating not to waste money buying flaxseed oil. Benefits grosly over rated. A good Omega 3 supplement is just as good.
11/14/2008 12:07:47 PM

LDBEAMS's SparkPage
I love flaxseed also. It completely controlled my hotflashes, etc. going thru menopause. I mix 1.5 TBSP flaxseed oil and 2 TBSP ground flaxseed in my yogurt every morning. It's almost flavorless and the texture reminds me of grahm cracker crumbs. I did have a doctor though who recommends the golden over the regular, but it's a lot harder to find.
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

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

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

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.

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