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Get the Facts on Flax
The Little Seed With a Big Nutrition
9/27/2009 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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