March 6, 2012

411 on Flax Seed


Ok, so remember when I did a post about chia seeds? There were a multitude of you that were pretty happy about learning about it. (I hope.)

So today, I'm going to tell you about flax seeds. (Especially since it is a recipe in my Tasty Tuesday post today!)



First off, flax seeds have a large amount of fiber and omega 3-fatty acids in them, which we all know is very good for your health. They also act as an anti-oxidant.

Adding flax seeds regularly to your diet may:
lower your cholesterol
help balance your female hormones (promote fertility, reduce menopause, etc.)
help you feel satisfied longer (so you don't eat as much throughout the day)
help with inflammation (arthritis, diabetes, asthma, some cancers)
protect you against heart disease, diabetes, & cancer
help you prevent & control high blood pressure

It's not that difficult to add flax seed to your diet...
add it over top of your cereal!
when baking, put some in your baked goods
add some to your shakes/smoothies

Make sure the flax seeds are ground when you start adding them to your diet. This way you can maintain all of the health benefits! (Otherwise the seeds will pass right through your system...think: corn.)

8 comments:

  1. Girl! These hormones need all the balancing they can get!

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  2. Great ideas for adding flax seed in your everyday food, maybe I can sneak some on my husbands cereal! :)

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  3. I add it to my oatmeal and to smoothies:)

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  4. I've been wanting to add something like flax seed to my diet! Thanks for the reminder!

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  5. I'm going to have to try that- thanks!


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  6. I have heard all kinds of good things about adding flax seed in your diet. Do you buy them ground or do have to ground them up yourself? I love your posts like this!

    You need to do one one olive oil/sunflower oil because I've been hearing similar things regarding promoting good digestion with those oils too.

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  8. my mom is obsessed with flax and puts in on and in everything. so much that i make fun of her. though, i know i shouldn't, bc it is so healthy for you!!
    my dr told me to watch my intake when trying, so for now, i will just watch my mom. but i definitely think its benefits are amazing.
    and i love that it doesn't really taste like much or have a bad flavor!
    thanks for sharing!! <3
    xoxoxoxo
    have a wonderful weekend <3
    maria

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