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Flax seed oil and weight loss

whats the correlation? Any? Benefits? I'm a girl, I heard it's good for women.

Thu. Jun 28, 3:52am

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Flax seed oil

The only thing I know about flax seed oil is it's supposed to be good for lowering your cholesterol (although it hasn't helped mine). Haven't heard it helps with weight loss.

Thursday, June 28, 2007, 7:39 PM

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Tuesday, July 03, 2007, 11:15 PM

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Flax Seed & Weight Loss

Hi. Here is some information I found on flax seed and weight loss:

Flax seed and weight loss have been connected because the high fiber content is filling, thereby minimizing one's appetite. The Omega 3 oil in flax seed helps boost metabolism and the high protein also helps for energy.

Doctors, researchers, and nutritionists have described flax seed as the "perfect whole food." Why? This is simply because flax seeds are able to provide the body with exactly what it needs to stave off disease and maintain optimal health. In fact, when you take just a quarter cup of ground flax seeds per day, you may be able to help your body manage blood sugar levels, fight aches and pains, ward off colds and viruses, and improve cardiovascular health. Teens and young women who experience PMS can manage symptoms by incorporating flax seeds into their daily diet. Older people who suffer from arthritic pain may notice a distinct reduction in the severity of aches and pains after regular flax seed use.

If you are trying to lose weight, you will likely find that including a quarter cup of ground flax seeds into your daily diet will help facilitate weight loss. Flax seed has a whopping 11 grams of fiber per ground quarter cup serving, as well as 10 grams of protein and the ultra-potent Omega 3 oil. If you are looking for a natural way to increase your energy, boost your metabolism, and drop some unwanted pounds, flax seeds can be a means to that end. Their delicious nutty flavor tastes great sprinkled on yogurt or over fruit, or they can be wonderful mixed with water, juice, or a smoothie. Losing weight can be a bit easier when you consume flax seeds.


Tuesday, October 16, 2007, 4:15 PM

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Flaxseed options!

My only addition to these excellent posts (especially the last one) on flaxseed and weight loss. For myself, I use Rejuv! for my flaxseed meal. It comes easy to measure and has added value of flax hull lignans which are concentrated. Great antioxidant and packed with Omega-3s. Easy to cook with. I order it exclusively from

I use it daily in my smoothies. I've done the research and it is the best and superior to the flaxseed meal you get at a local health food store or enlightened grocers.

Thanks again for the great post.


Thursday, May 22, 2008, 5:55 PM

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please pardon the question if it seems silly, but for clarification for myself are flaxseed oil and the the flaxseeds themselves refered to in the above comments have the same effect?just curios and thanks op for the topic..

Thursday, May 22, 2008, 6:18 PM

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flaxseeds vs. flaxseed oil

I've tried both and I think flaxseed is the best for weight loss -- the fiber factor. In fact, I've gained weight in the past from over-doing the healthy oils. I still take flaxseed oil and its been great for my skin. I take the oil capsules over the seeds simply for convenience. You know what's great for weight loss? CLA- Conjugated Linoleic Acid. It converts white fat (often cellulite) into brown fat- the kind healthy little kids have. Brown fat has mitochondria in it and burn calories. Make your fat work for you!


Thursday, May 22, 2008, 10:57 PM

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You have to be careful with oils. Flaxseed Oil does contain high amounts of Omega 3's in the form of ALA. You definitely need to get Omega 3's in your diet, and also get the fish versions of Omega 3- DHA and EPA.

Flaxseeds are a higher nutrient option, and you see ground flaxseed as an option in more and more salad bars.

Flaxseed Nutrition Information


Wednesday, March 16, 2011, 7:32 PM

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