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Flaxseed (Overview)

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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Is flaxseed beneficial?

Is flaxseed beneficial?

Yes: Flax seed can help to lower cholesterol & low-density lipoprotein levels & help reduce the risk of heart disease. Because your body can digest ground flaxseed better than whole flaxseed, the ground flaxseed is preferable. This will provide more of the benefits from the lignans and the omega – 3 –fatty acids in the flaxseed. With flaxseed oil, it is quite important that it be cold pressed. ...Read more

Flaxseed (Overview)

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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Does flaxseed taste good?

Does flaxseed taste good?

Not much flavor: Flax seed are small and do not have much flavor. They can provide a nice crunch when added to foods such as breads and cereals. They are a great source of fiber and omega 3 fatty acids. ...Read more

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Are flaxseeds good for me?

Basically no: All the talk about this being a 'superfood' is at best 'overstated'. Health doesn't come from magic food choices. It comes from staying physically fit, avoid tobacco, illegal drugs, foolish lifestyles, and excessive alcohol, and eating sensibly. All the mumbo-jumbo about this-or-that being magic just serves as a distraction. ...Read more

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What is the benefits of flaxseed?

What is the benefits of flaxseed?

Benefits: Flax seed can help to lower cholesterol & low-density lipoprotein levels & help reduce the risk of heart disease. Because your body can digest ground flaxseed better than whole flaxseed, the ground flaxseed is preferable. This will provide more of the benefits from the lignans and the omega – 3 –fatty acids in the flaxseed. ...Read more

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Flaxseed is good to firming skin?

Flaxseed is good to firming skin?

No: You may enjoy eating it and it is not harmful. It does not firm skin. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of flaxseed?

Flaxseed: Some call it one of the most powerful plant foods on the planet. There’s some evidence it may help reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes. However, these benefits have not been conclusively been proven. ...Read more

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How can I make flaxseed taste better?

Flaxseed: You can add flaxseed to yogurt, smoothies, beverages, cereal & even to ground meats. Be creative. ...Read more

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Wht is flaxseed good for for the body?

Wht is flaxseed good for for the body?

Flaxseed: It is good because it contains good kind of fats essential for the correct function of your system and also prevents cardiac diseases like heart attacks. It would also help decrease the amount of bad kind of fat in your blood. ...Read more

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Help please! is flaxseed good for you?

Help please! is flaxseed good for you?

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! ...Read more