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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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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

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What are the pros and cons of flaxseed?

Flax : Flax seed is a good fiber, it contains a good oil. If ground and not consumed oil will go rancid. ...Read more

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Is ground flaxseed a grain or whole grain.

No- not a grain: Ground flaxseed is a seed, not a grain. Whereas 75-90% of the calories found in grains come from carbohydrates, only about 20% of calories in flaxseeds come from carbs- the rest is (healthy) fats and proteins. Only eat freshly ground flaxseed or it is likely to contain rancid oils. See http://whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=foodspice;dbid=81. ...Read more

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What is the benefit of flaxseed in your diet?

What is the benefit of flaxseed in your diet?

Many: There’s some evidence it may help reduce your risk of heart disease, breast/colon/prostate cancer, stroke, & diabetes. Eating flaxseed daily may help your cholesterol levels, too. Pregnant women and possibly breastfeeding mothers should not supplement their diets with ground flaxseed. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: flaxseed?

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. ...Read more

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Medically why would someone need to consume flaxseed?

Flaxseed: Perhaps this article from the mayo clinic will shed some light on your question: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/flaxseed/an01258. ...Read more

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Had there any research been done on sprouted flaxseeds?

Pubmed: A good way is to go to PubMed, and search for the terms you are interested in. Another way to find out is to go to Google Scholar and do a search. ...Read more

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How can I use flaxseed to lose wieght? I need to lose 10 to 15 lb. And is it ok to take green cofee breans?.Thank you

Unlikely to help: Flaxseed oil is the same oil that's used in putty and as a thing to mix with house paint. Green coffee beans are unlikely to much more helpful. Losing weight and keeping it off is about learning new patterns of thinking, finding an aerobic sports activity you like, avoiding greasy / sugary / salty foods that most folks overeat, and not looking for easy solutions. Good luck! ...Read more

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What number of calories are in 3 tablespoons of flaxseeds?

What number of calories are in 3 tablespoons of flaxseeds?

Flaxseed: There are 13.4 calories in one ground teaspoon of flaxseeds & 18.2 calories in one tablespoon. ...Read more

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Do flaxseeds contain iron ?

Flax seed : Yes it does, but it contains more omega fatty acids, vitamin E, thiamine and B complex. Overall very rich in quality nutrients! ...Read more