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1 tbs is 59 caloies but I heard it is really good for you. I was wondering if anyone knew more about it? Does it just help your immune system or what?
Thu. Aug 9, 5:24pm
The flaxseed that I use is 60 calories, 4g fiber, and 3g protein for 2 tbsp. It's super high in anti-oxidants, specifically the omega -3's. It also has lignans - a natural antioxidant and member of plant estrogens (phytoestrogens). Can help to maintain breast and colon health by binding estrogens and other substances that might promote unchecked cell growth. To get the lignans that are in just 2 tbsp. of flaxseed meal you'd need to eat about 30 cups of fresh brocolli.
Thursday, August 09, 2007, 5:31 PM
how do you add it to your food or drink?
Thursday, August 09, 2007, 6:33 PM
I grind it in a coffe grinder and add to pancake mix. Or just sprinkle on salad.
Thursday, August 09, 2007, 6:44 PM
does it have a taste? make the pancakes or salad taste different?
Thursday, August 09, 2007, 7:22 PM
Hey, it's 6:44 again.
Yes, the pancakes do have a different taste. It's not a bad taste, though. It's like the difference between white bread and wheat bread. I guess it makes them a bit hearty. In the salad, I don't even taste them.
If you prefer, there are plenty of varieties of flaxseed oil capsules you can buy and just take them as a supplement. I prefer the real thing usually.
Thursday, August 09, 2007, 8:56 PM
I haven't done this myself but I know lots of people that mix it in with their yoghurt. They say they can't even really taste it.
Thursday, August 09, 2007, 10:26 PM
I just take a tbsp of the oil and chase it with water. Since it's oil, it's a slow burner for energy with a low GI. It helps keep hunger at bay. According to the author of "The Neanderthal Diet" flax seed helps put your body in a fat burning state....something to do with iecosonoids and prostiglandins.
Friday, August 10, 2007, 4:51 AM
My doctor suggested I take flaxseed to help lower my cholesterol. I don't know whether it's helping or not because I take medication to lower it but I figuired it can't hurt.
Friday, August 10, 2007, 6:46 AM
Hi - it's 5:31pm again. I put my flaxseed in oatmeal, cereal, yogurt, and pancakes. The flaxseed that I take is roasted and milled so it's like a powder. I can't notice a difference in the taste.
Friday, August 10, 2007, 8:48 PM
What is flaxseed good for?
Saturday, August 11, 2007, 10:23 AM
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