I've only just started taking it - Here in oz it's called "linseed".. The articles I read suggested it was good for cholesterol adjustment (I have a high count in bad cholesterol, and a bad triglyceride count - apparently flax will help with those. The first few days I tried chewing the seeds up - got stuck in my teeth, and the taste was OK. Then I tried soaking them in water overnight, they get a gel around them. Eating them like that was OK for the first 2 teaspoons, but after that the taste got to me. Now I still soak 1.5 tsp in water each night, then drain the excess water off, stir the gelled seeds into 0.5c of allbran, and then stir that into 1c of porridge with 0.5c of diced fruit - that's my camp breakfast each day. i'll be able to report on the effect in my cholesterol scores later this year, but I will not know how much of the effect is due to the flax, as opposed to the other changes as well.(diet, exercise, etc) Des
Fitness Minutes: (64) Posts: 101 9/23/11 10:02 A
hi, I just started taking flaxseed oil in a liquid gel supplement. Has anyone tried it that way and can you tell if it works for you? What is flaxseed suppose to do for you? If anyone can help me with some answers or some articles to ready about flaxseed. Let me know of your suggestions. Thanks.
Fitness Minutes: (30) Posts: 3,225 8/18/10 11:25 P
Started using flax seed about 3 years ago. I still use flax seed in cereal and salads. I don't know FOR SURE if it is helping, so I add it anyway, knowing that it must be good for me. It is no trouble to put it in my oatmeal, etc.
I have used Flax Seed Oil, and Flax Seed but did not notice a change in my Cholesterol, or at least did not associate that with my Cholesterol. I also not that it is very high in Omega 3 and 6, which is very good for your heart.
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I tried flax seed a while ago and had to stop it, because it drove my cholesterol back up. I used to grind it in a coffie grinder, then sprikle it on my toast with garlic. (It's addicting, because it tastes so good.) Am I the only one that can't take flax seed? I really miss it. Thnx.
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