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wheat germ, flax seed, others?

i'm wondering what the benefits for wheat germ and flaxseed are? i see people mixing them into things.. like yogurt and oatmeal. are there other options?

Wed. Nov 8, 4:22pm

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they contain good vitamins like E and B, high fiber content and omega 3's for the flaxseed.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006, 6:02 PM

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Here is a wonderful website with benefits and if you click on other inks they also have recipes =)

http://flaxfood.com/benefit.htm

Friday, April 04, 2008, 1:33 PM

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Flax seed is wonderful for helping bring down cholesterol

Friday, April 04, 2008, 1:40 PM

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Flax seed was a savior for my hot flashes...LOL. Incorporated it into a cup of applesauce every morning, and by week two, almost gone!

Friday, April 04, 2008, 5:24 PM

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Flax is high in omega 3 fatty acids. Our diets tend to be high in omega 6 fatty acids because we eat food that has been manufactured that way (the 3's are lost in manufacturing) so people who eat flax or flax oil are trying to add them back. Fish oil capsules add the omega 3's EPA and DHA back to our diets too.

Omega 6's were thought to be healthy fats but in the absence of 3's they actually cause a lot of health problems.

Saturday, April 05, 2008, 9:42 AM

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