THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF GOLDEN FLAXSEED

THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF GOLDEN FLAXSEED

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I am doing a “Healthy Review” on Flax USA, they are a leader in the flax industry and provide quality products with consumer convenience in mind.  Stephanie Stober is the President, and CEO of Flax USA, they are a 5th generation family farm in North Dakota.  Their golden flaxseed can be found in over 600 stores along with their newest product, Flaxmilk.  I am going to run to my local supermarket to taste that, it’s all natural, dairy free, soy free, gluten free and kosher.  They offer natural and organic non-GMO flax produced in a Kosher and Gluten-free facility.  Comes in vanilla, original and unsweetened and has 1200 mg of omega-3 per serving. The oils in flaxseed are over 50% alpha linolenic acid (ALA).  This would be a great alternative for vegan’s, and people who cannot tolerate dairy products.

There Ground Golden Flaxseed is one of my favorite products and I highly recommend it due to the many health benefits from these little seeds.  They maybe little, but they offer powerful nutrition for your body!

Flax seed can help prevent cancer, diabetes, cholesterol problems, heart disease, menopausal symptoms, inflammation, arthritis, and constipation.  To get the full benefits, try to consume flax seed every day instead of flax oil, so you can get the benefit of fiber.  Also, it is beneficial to eat the flax seed ground instead of whole because the body is not able to digest the seeds.  That’s why I love Flax USA, it is already ground.  Their company used a cold milled process, gently grinds the seeds without significantly raising the temperature.  This method preserves the nutrients, flavor and extends the shelf life to 22 months.

Flax seed is abundant with lignans which are plant estrogens or phytoestrogens which are an important nutrient for women’s health, vitamins, minerals and protein, as well as Omega 3 and 6.  Flax has at least 75 times more than any other plant food.

One serving of milled flax gives you 2,800 mg of Omega-3, contains 4g of fiber per serving, and only 5g of total fat per serving.

HOW TO USE FLAX

You can add this delicious, golden flax to: Smoothies, cereal, Yogurt, Oatmeal, Juice, Pudding, Muffins, Bread, Cookies, Ice Cream, Salad, Pasta.  This would be great to sneak into your kids foods, the great thing about the golden flax is that it’s hard to detect in food, especially in smoothies.

Instead of using eggs in a recipe, you can substitute them with flax.  Use 1 Tbsp ground flax plus 3 Tbsp water, let sit for 3 minutes.  This will result in a chewier version, with less volume.    You can also substitute flax for fat in recipes using 3 Tbsp ground flax seed for 1 Tbsp of butter, margarine, or oil.  By doing this, your baked goods will brown quicker.

If you have never had flax before, I would recommend that you start with 1 tablespoon the first week, then gradually increase to 2 tablespoons the following week.  This is because some people are not used to a high-fiber diet. Bloating or stomach pain may occur.  Make sure that you drink plenty of water.

I prefer the golden flax because of its pleasant mild nutty flavor.  Brown flax has a stronger taste and you can detect it in food.

You can find Flax USA in Costco, Sams Club, Kroger, and many other stores, if you want more information, please visit their website, www.flaxusa.com  They have recipes, information on their flaxseed.  Support your rural farms and farmers.

Eat Right For Your Life,

Carol

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Toni Rypkema
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 15:21:48

    Thanks Carol!

    Toni Rypkema (your breast cancer friend from the Y!)

    Reply

  2. Janet
    Oct 28, 2013 @ 14:26:02

    When you said to start with 1 Tabls. The first week and then increase to 2, was that 1 per day for a week or 1 for the whole week?

    Reply

    • Carol Knizek
      Nov 16, 2013 @ 04:54:04

      Hi Janet,

      I am so sorry that I did not see your question right away. You can take one per day for a week, then increase to 2 the next week. Hope that this helps, thanks for reading my blog! You can watch my Youtube videos, just type in “Healthyful”

      Many Blessings,
      Carol

      Reply

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