I am gluten intolerant, are flaxseeds okay for me???? I can't eat oatmeal, corn or gluten. I'm always scared to try something new just in case, if it doesn't agree with me it isn't pretty or comfortable.
Fitness Minutes: (8,715) Posts: 490 7/31/11 12:06 A
I make whole wheat, whole grain bread and use flaxseed as well as many other grains. I soak them overnight, grind them and dump the whole mixture into the dough. I love the flavor freshly ground grains give bread.
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I had an unopened bag of flaxseeds in my fridge for over a year. Finally a few days ago I put a small coffee grinder (not used for coffee) beside the fridge. Now I grind a couple of tablespoons of flaxseed in the morning and add to my yogurt or oatmeal. I did it because i thought is it good for you, and then i realized it tastes great too!
I agree that you should buy whole flaxseed and then grind a few tablespoons at a time as needed. It's extra work but the health benefits are much great when you do it this way as opposed to buying it already ground up. I put it in the batter when I make baked goods and I love it in my oatmeal in the morning.
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I bought a coffee grinder for flax seeds (dedicated use for flax; I don't drink coffee) and have never used it.
They must be freshly ground daily, be sure to refridge unused portion if any but only for a very short time, and when they're not ground they pass right thru everyone's system, you're exactly right UNIBOK, you are wasting your money if you don't grind them. Because of being lazy I haven't done the daily grinding thing. I do take flaxseed and fish oil supplements, but grinding fresh daily is supposed to be better, sprinkle on top of most foods like salads, oatmeal, mashed potatoes.
Hi! I like to sprinkle ground flaxseeds on my hot cereal in the morning (this week it happens to be millet w/cranberries and apples).
One warning for those who don't already know: flaxseed can be tough on some digestive systems. My body does fine with the ground flaxseed, but really can't process the whole seeds. Sorry if that's tmi.
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