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A 31-year-old member asked:

can you mix chia seeds with flaxseeds in drinks together?

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Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Sure: As long as tou don't actually expect them to help anything. Neither one has been shown to be very beneficial for any conditions.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
That would be a lot : Of fiber. 1/8 cup of flax seed has 6 grams of fiber. 1 ounce of chia seeds has 11 grams of fiber. You might be passing some gas if you take in that much fiber.

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A 56-year-old member asked:

Medically why would someone need to consume flaxseed?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
There isn't: No medical need..But linseed oil, derived from flaxseed, is used as topical emolient, laxatives, cough supressant, and even attempt to treat urinary tract infections..But no clinical trials to supporting its use...Some people may get the benefits...Others may not... But small amount does not cause much harm.. Good luck, if you are using it..
A 47-year-old member asked:

What are the health benefits of flaxseed?

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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Fish oil: Fish oil contains Omega 3 , Flaxseed oil contains Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids. Also rich in Manganese & vitamin B1, Copper and Selenium.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: flaxseed?

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Dr. Sandra Pinkham
Holistic Medicine 53 years experience
Nutritious seed: The seed of the flax plant is very high in omega 3 fatty acids which are beneficial for health. They are most nutritious if 1-2 t are soaked in 2-4 t of water and blended into a drink or added into food. Ground flaxseeds are a nutritious source of fiber that can be added to food. They come as golden or brown. Their nutty taste make a delicious addition to foods like bread or crackers.
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A member asked:

Is flaxseed good for sle

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Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Rheumatology 25 years experience
Good question: We don't know if flaxseed is good, bad , or neutral with regard to sle. Like other supplements the jury is still out.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Help please! is flaxseed good for you?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Yes: It is an "a". 1 serving (1 tbs) is only 33 calories, has 2.7 g of fiber, 0 mg of cholesterol and 0.4 g of monounsaturated fat (good fat). It even has 2 g of protein!

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