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Thursday, September 02, 2010

I love flaxseed..it's one of the best supplements I use..
The benefits of Flax: Omega-3...omega-3'3 are an important part of a healthy diet. Flax is one of nature's richest plant source of Omega-3 fatty acids. The oils in flaxseed are over 50% alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). One serving of milled flax gives 280mg of Omega-3.
it's also a great source of fiber, one serving gives 4 grams of fiber.

here is the recipe how to substitute Flax for eggs, butter 5 oil in recipes.

1TBSP of flax + 3 TBSP of water = 1 egg
3 TBSP of Flax = 1 TBSP of oil or butter

for more recipes visit : www.flaxusa.com

hope that link works.. any way some good info if your trying to eat healthy .

I add flax seed to my fiber one cereal every morning, and some to my yogurt I have later in the day.

Have a healthy Thursday.


Kitt

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  • SOCKITTOME
    I've pondered getting and grinding flax...and you've sparked my interest again! Thanks for the nice kick in the seat!!

    3362 days ago
  • WARMSPRINGDAY
    I put a tablespoon of it in my oatmeal. I was eating either flax seed or 1/2 ounce of nuts daily for my health and cholesterol. I am out of nuts and somehow kind of forgot about the flax seed. I had oatmeal just this morning and could have added flax seed. It is certainly cheaper than nuts.

    I also put it in cold cereal, smoothies, sprinkle on casseroles - lots of great uses for it.

    I don't think you mention, but I understand that flax seed needs to be ground in order to receive the nutritional benefits that it contains. Otherwise the seeds just go whole through your digestive system. They say it should be ground as you use it since you don't know how long it has sat on the store shelves and lost its nutrition. I grind mine with a coffee grinder.

    I am surprised you can use it instead of eggs. It wouldn't have the "rising" power that eggs do, would it? Have you tried it?


    3362 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/2/2010 3:31:23 PM
  • LAINIESNEWLIFE
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    3362 days ago
  • -POOKIE-
    I use it when I make pancakes :)
    3362 days ago
  • HAPPYSOUL91
    I also take Flaxseed but in meal form. That means it is already blended and has a nutty flavor, for me I mix 2 tbl with my yogurt daily.
    3362 days ago
  • RONIE11
    oh I didn't know it needed to be ground... learn something new everyday.... this is a great blog Kitt I have a bag of it I was wanting to do something with it but outside of putting it in my oatmeal that I don't eat anymore I was stumped...
    Now I gotta go and check out that web site....
    3362 days ago
  • BARBARAROSE54
    emoticon for the great info
    3362 days ago
  • KITT52
    you can buy it ground, just keep it in the fridge or freezer as heat is not good for it..

    I bought a small coffee grinder I think it was under 15 dollars at Target several years back.....but a spice mill will work too..
    3362 days ago
  • SHERRY528
    I still haven't gotten anything to grind it-and I know it has to be ground to be absorbed...is it expensive to get a grinder for it, Kitt?
    3362 days ago
  • POSITIVELY_EB
    Thanks for the tips, Kitt! That's great!

    Hugs! Beverly
    3362 days ago
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