- Insoluble Fiber
- Soluble Fiber
- Lignans (A lignan is a group of
Phytoestrogens work to lower levels of circulating estrogens linked to breast cancer.
Studies suggest that flax seeds have many health benefits:
How to consume flax seeds
- Buy organic flax seeds (like Bob’s Red Mill brand)
- Grind a small amount of the seeds in a coffee grinder and store in an airtight container in your freezer. Freeze ground flax seeds up to 1 week. Whole seeds can be stored for a year.
- Just add 1 tablespoons of to an 8-ounce glass of water and mix. (The seeds settle out, so swirl and drink, swirl and drink!)
Begin by adding 1 Tbs ground flax seeds to 8oz water at bedtime.
(Flax expands 20 times in volume and should be taken with a generous amount of water.)
Do this for a few days then increase to 2 Tbs for a few days. The goal is to have 2 to 3 bowel movements per day. You may consume up to 3 Tbs per day until you achieve your goal, then back down to 2-3 tsp. of ground flax seed per day.
Flax has water soluble fibers like lignans that will decrease diarrhea or improve constipation as these types of fibers are bowel movement normalizers.
Ground flax seeds can also be mixed in with
On salads or any food where a nutty flavor is appropriate.
Add to soups, stews
Add ground seeds to baking recipes (bread, muffins, pancakes, granola).
Cut the flour measurement by 1/3 cup and add 1/3 cup of ground flax seed.
Flax oil is not recommend at all as it is far to perishable.
Eating ground flax seeds is nutritionally superior to consuming just the extracted oil.
Whole flax seeds just sail on through providing limited value. Grinding the seed releases all the benefits!
One ounce of flaxseed meal (4 Tbs.) will yield about 6 grams of protein, and 8 grams of fiber.
Study on flax seeds and breast cancer reduction:
Download a brochure on Healthy Flax: http://www.healthyflax.com/files/Flax%20Info%20r0502.pdf
1 cup of sesame seeds
cup of water
2 Tbs. of flax
1 tsp. of garlic powder
few drops cider vinegar
1 tsp. of sea salt
Grind sesame seeds into fine powder in your decaffeinated coffee grinder. Add remainder of ingredients and blend well until smooth. This is an excellent dip for veggies.
Lemon Garlic Dressing
2 Tbs. powdered flax seeds
2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 large tomato
1/2 tsp. celery seed
1 lemon (seeds removed)
1/2 cup water
Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. If you like the taste of garlic, you’ll love this dressing on your salad.