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Get the Facts on Flax

The Little Seed With a Big Nutrition


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    Very beneficial!
  • Taste delicious in smoothies!
  • Good need to know information. I have a serving size each day with a meal.
  • I never knew you could add ground flaxseed to casseroles!
  • I make my own yogurt all the time and I like to use at least a tablespoon of the powdered flaxseed with a handful of fresh raspberries
    So delicious and nutritious !
  • We try to grind flax (in our coffee grinder) fresh as we use it to get the most benefit.
  • Flaxseed with my oatmeal, very tasty.
  • I've been sprinkling 1 teaspoon of ground flax seed on my lunch salad everyday. Love the extra kick of flavor and all the healthy benefits.
  • Beware of flax if you have had your gallbladder removed. Check with your doctor 1st.

    When I tried the flax seed oil I had a very painful reaction and was told it was cause I didn't have a gallbladder.

    I'm not giving medical advice - just check with your doctor 1st!
    I did not know that about flax seeds Excellent benefits. I know now, so I will be picking up some.
    I M using the flaxseed ground and its a very good for health .
  • My morning porridge:

    2T ground flax seed
    2T oat bran, dry
    4 T wheat bran, dry
    3-4 walnuts, crushed
    14 grams (1/2 oz) dried cherries, dried cranberries, raisins or dried blueberries
    1-1/4 to 1-1/3 cup water

    Mix and heat on the stove until thickened and the water is absorbed. It can be microwaved, yet make sure the bowl is large enough and watch it to avoid boil over. I find it to be sweet enough from the dried fruits. Add some sweetener if desired.

    On brands... I am not brand specific. I did get my ground golden flax seed at Costco but I've eaten Bob's Red Mill or Kroger "Simply" brand too. I typically use the nuts and dried fruits from Costo simply due to lower cost per use and I like the quality. I've used Kroger and Sunsweet raisins, too. Bran - I buy what is the lowest cost as it's more of a commodity item. Kroger Simply is usually well priced as is Hodgson Mills. Bob's Red Mill is nice stuff and they think so too considering that it's often priced higher than other brands, conventional or organic. I'm for "use that brand it if it tastes good."

    I've eaten this for breakfast 6 times per week average for the last four months. It's filling. My stomach adores it. I seriously do not get hungry after I eat it but I don't feel stuffed either. I just feel pleasant.

    Anecdotal evidence here. My fasting LDL cholesteraol dropped 25 mg/dL in a year by adding this porridge for breakfast.

    I'm a scientist. Testimonials are anecdotal - show me the double blind-placebo studies! I was just surprised to see my LDL drop this much because my LDL cholesterol was just at 100 mg/dL before I started eating this for breakfast. We each are an Experiment of One.
  • Chris3874, the flax seed absorbs water and gels up. If you add it to your oatmeal, add an equivalent amount of water for each amount of flax seed you add. The flax seed is competing for water.

    Ground flax seed is sometimes used as an egg substitute in baking since it creates a soft gel when mixed with water. Can be handy in vegan baked goods, like Isa Moskowitz's recipes on her Post Punk Kitchen web site.

    Chia seeds have similar gelling properties.

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