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Flax Seed: Smart Food For Dieting

Updated on May 7, 2016
Ground golden flax seed is smart food for dieters.
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Fresh Ground Flax Seed for Dieting?


Want to gain the very most health from a diet plan? It's simple! Use fresh ground flax seed.

You can be decisive about whether using flax seed in a healthy diet to help you lose weight is viable or if it sounds like a scam or a hyped commercial for a product that cannot possibly keep the promises being made about it.


Flax and Weight Loss

While there isn’t a single weight loss suggestion that is the answer for healthy dieting, I’ve found that using ground flax seed daily has proven to be very helpful.

It really does help us jumpstart our diets when it's time to drop some extra pounds, as well as help us maintain a plan that works when we use it regularly.

For those who do not want to know more but just want to do it, my recipe is three tablespoons of freshly ground golden flax seed mixed into a cup of grape juice or apple sauce once a day.

One tip you want to know right away is that you should take an extra minute to grind the batches thoroughly because your body is not designed to break down flax seed's outer hull.

Ground Flax Seed Is Smart Food!
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Flax Seed Benefits Health
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More Information on Using Flax Seed for Dieting

If you tend to have any stomach upset when eating high fiber foods, begin small. It may be that starting with one tablespoon of fresh ground flax seed per day and working up to three tablespoons per day would be easier on some people’s systems.

Dividing the intake throughout the day could also be helpful to some people. While I like the antioxidants in the grape juice and I have no problem drinking it down for a quick snack so I can get on to other things, not everyone wants to do that each day.

My friend makes a meal out of hers but putting it in a blueberry smoothie everyday as her breakfast. My aunt eats hers mid-day with a smashed banana because she doesn’t like to drink anything but clear liquids. The point being, it is possible for everyone to incorporate healthy flax seed into their life.


Grinding Flax Seed For Healthy Dieting

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Flaxseed and Dieting go well Together

On an immediate basis, adding flax seed to the diet enhances efforts to drop some pounds quickly. Better yet, balanced diet that includes ground flax seed along with an exercise program will yield very satisfying results over a life time.

Deciding your strategy for weight loss and incorporating fresh ground flax seed into your recipes are great first steps to getting where you want to be in the fastest way possible.

Important Note:

Any changes to your diet for the purpose of losing weight should be discussed with your doctor. Getting the advice of a physician who has reviewed your health is your safest start to a new diet.

Using Flaxseed to Lose Weight is a Good Thing!

Replacing a meal with fresh ground flaxseed is as easy as it is smart. You can mix it with a high quality fruit-filled yogurt for a very quick and healthy meal. Stirring it into applesauce with dried fruits and nuts makes for some variety if you are using flax to replace a meal each day.

Mixing it with low-fat cottage cheese and fresh or frozen fruit also make a great easy meal. Sprinkling it into a green or a fruit salad adds both flavor and nutrition, but I personally would not like to use more than one tablespoon on a salad.

Using ground flaxseed as a healthy snack is a great way to work through a diet plan that requires eating something small every few hours. Simply grinding it and stirring it into a cup of juice as I do provides energy for that mid-day slump as well as the right nutrients for the body’s diet mode.

Flax seed can be used in many ways and its benefits are well worth chasing a few shiny strays around the kitchen. Any type of cooking may break down the nutritional benefits so I almost always use it raw, however, recent research indicates that cooking with flax seed still offers tremendous benefit. Most people prefer the lighter flavor of the golden flax seed to the brown’s stronger taste.

Among the many benefits of consuming fresh ground flax seed is that the fiber, so filled with nutrients, stimulates a sluggish system that is carrying extra weight. Also some dieters experience inflammation from increased exercise. Flax seed's inflammation fighting properties have made me a permanent fan.


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Good Things to Remember when Adding Ground Flax Seed to Your Diet:

• Grind it to a fine powder and consume it while still fresh, immediately if possible, before the nutrients oxidize so you can get the most benefit from your effort.

• Once flax seed is ground it should not be kept at room temperature. Eating it right after grinding it solves this problem, but don’t forget, it can become rancid even in the refrigerator. Storing the whole seed at room temperature is fine. It was designed for long-term storage in its own shell.

• Always be sure to drink an extra glass of water after eating or drinking your ground flax seed so that the fiber can work without stressing your body. Besides, we all need to drink extra water when dieting.

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• Flax seed has more than one use--it can also provide comfort for pain and be an egg substitute.

Ground flaxseed is used in a variety of recipes.

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    • RTalloni profile image
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      RTalloni 2 years ago from the short journey

      VirginiaLynne:

      So appreciate that you let me know this was useful to you, and thanks for adding info about the diet. I'll be looking that up. We've been working on a new way of eating and I want to see if how that diet compares to what's working for us.

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      Virginia Kearney 2 years ago from United States

      Thanks for the information about flax seed and dieting. I'm doing week 5 of the Shed diet and it has us using 2 tb each morning with lemon juice. I was following the program but didn't really know what flaxseed did to help. Great information!

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      Au fait:

      The combination of being so good for us nutritionally and being a help when dieting makes flax seed a top 10 food. :) Thanks for coming by and letting me know you found this info interesting!

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      I've heard that flax seeds have so many healthful benefits, but never that they could help a person lose weight! Very interesting and helpful hub.

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      pstraubie48:

      Thanks very much for letting me know that this was helpful information to you! The more you read about flax seed's benefits the more amazed you will be. So appreciate your feedback here.

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      I had no idea that flax seeds could be helpful with weight loss. I knew it had other healthful properties but this is new to me. I also appreciate that you referenced other sites where we can find out more information. Voted useful and interesting. Sending Angels your way. ps

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      TycoonSam:

      Thanks much for stopping by and leaving your input!

      You might like to see my hub on using ground flax seed to reduce cholesterol. Your story on that was interesting,

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      TycoonSam 5 years ago from Washington, MI

      Great Hub. I add flax seed to my oatmeal and I've even added it to rice dishes and soups.

      Voted up and useful

      Thank you!

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Rusticliving:

      Using ground flax seed on a regular basis is a very healthy habit--good for you! So appreciate your input on this hub as it helps highlight the topic of healthy eating.

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      I love flaxseed! If I'm not sprinkling it over my oatmeal or yogurt, I'm taking it as a supplement. Good Stuff! Thumbs up! Lisa

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      girltalksshop:

      Thanks much for letting me know you found this info interesting. Using flax seed while dieting really is a smart move! :)

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      girltalksshop 5 years ago

      Good to know. I'll have to try it. : ) Found it interesting as well as useful. Thanks for the share.

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Sunshine625:

      I'll try to check back on your colon cancer hub again then! Thanks for letting me know. It's important to share helpful information!

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I'm guilty of not doing that. I will add this info to my colon cancer hub. Thanks for planting the seed...no pun intended:)

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Sunshine625:

      Thanks for getting back with me/us on that!

      Yes, that family history with colon cancer would definitely make me a flax seed junkie if I weren't already. Have you written hubs on how fresh ground flax seed may help prevent colon cancer?

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Yes one tablespoon per meal. I sprinkle it on about anything. I have a strong family history of colon cancer which is what got me addicted to flax seed. Yes I admit I'm an addict and proud of it:)

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Sunshine625:

      Thanks kindly, both for your visit and comments! How much do you use 3x per day? 1 tablespoon with each meal?

      It is important to handle ground flax correctly to keep it from spoiling. Your method is a great one. Thanks for sharing it here.

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      LauraGT:

      Thank you--I'm glad you found this flax seed information helpful. You are right, ground and included in baked goods is a real plus for flavor and health!

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Excellent hub about my daily seed! I grind it twice a week and store the grinds in the freezer to use as needed which is 3x per day. You are correct the grinds will go rancid if not handled and stored properly.

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      LauraGT 5 years ago from MA

      Great hub! Flax seed is great - we buy it already ground into a meal (Bob's Red Mill) and use it instead of plain old flour all the time. Great in muffins, pancakes, basically anything baked!

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      TotalHealth:

      Thanks much--so glad you found this helpful.

      I appreciate your visit and input!

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      TotalHealth 5 years ago from Hermosa Beach, CA

      Great hub! I love flaxseed and incorporate into meals often. And I never knew there was such thing as a flaxseed grinder. That's perfect for me. Thanks and thumbs up!

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      STEVEW13:

      Thanks kindly for letting me know this was helpful to you. When I began writing about flax I had no idea that several hubs would come out of it, but flax is an amazing food, and important, too.

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      Steve Wright 5 years ago from Norwich, England

      Very interesting hub, I have always heard good things about Flax Seed, and now I have actually learned more about them. Voted up :)

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      tarajeyaram:

      So glad to hear that something I've written has encouraged you to write, and I'm glad this particular hub was helpful to you. Wow, how kind of you to include my work in your tribute! Thank you!

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      tarajeyaram 5 years ago from Wonderland

      RTalloni - you have encouraged me to be active on hubpages. I really found this hub to be very useful for healthy dieting. I chose this hub in my Tribute to 100 followers - top 10 hubs.

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      fpherj48:

      Thank you! Glad you found this to be a helpful reminder.

      So appreciate your visit and that you let me hear from you!

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      Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      This is a very valuable hub of great info on flaxseed. I thank you for reminding me how healthy & helpful this particular natural supplement is. Always looking for the helpful things to add to my diet!

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Hi sammythrone:

      Thanks kindly, both for coming by and for letting me know you saw my hub.

      Although I do add some flax to a few recipes, I've not posted much on cooking with flax because we use it raw immediately after grinding it so we can obtain the most benefit from it. Cooking diminishes its nutrition values, however, cooking with flax still gives the benefit of its fiber.

      When I cook with it we enjoy the added nutty flavor so I do add a tablespoon or two to some recipes. You might like to take a look at my Banana Walnut Bread with Garbanzo Flour hub. As well, keep in mind that it's easy to add a tablespoon of finely ground flax seed to most any muffin or bread recipe.

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      sammythrone 5 years ago from North America/South America/Europe/Asia

      Hi RTalloni

      Great informative post on flax seed.

      Do you have any cooking recipe with flax seed as ingredient and effectively for weight management purpose that you can share with all here?

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      droj:

      Flax seed is an amazing gift to us! Thanks kindly for stopping in!

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      droj 5 years ago from CNY

      Neat hub. Didn't know you could do so much with flax seed...

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      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      bizzymom

      The benefits of flax seed make it well worth developing the simple habit of incorporating it into our daily diets.

      Thanks so much for dropping in with your comment!

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      bizzymom 6 years ago from New York

      Thanks for this great information. I think I will give ground flax seed a try.

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      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      Many people start using flax seed with the intention of using it regularly but don't keep it up because of the effects of extra fiber, however, if a person begins slowly and sticks with it until their body has adjusted then they do their bodies a big favor.

      Thanks so much for stopping by to join this dialogue!

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      Bud Gallant 6 years ago from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

      I've heard flax seed is very good, but haven't really incorporated it into my routine. I really that blueberry smoothie idea, though. I think maybe I will try that out! Thank you! Extremely informative and useful hub.

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      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      iZeko:

      You might enjoy reading my "Flax Seed Helps Lower Cholesteral" hub.

      When using ground flax seed it is wise to read up on how to use/store it.

      Thanks kindly for visiting and sharing your input!

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      iZeko 6 years ago

      Flax seeds are also really great for lowering the cholesterol levels. I had no idea that ground seeds become rancid even in the fridge, though. Very informative hub!

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      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      Thanks much, Om Paramapoonya!

      Not only should you feel less guilty when eating pancakes with ground flaxseed, you should also feel better all round. :)

      Appreciate your stopping by and joining this dialogue.

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      Om Paramapoonya 6 years ago

      Great hub. I usually add some ground flaxseed to my pancake batter. Pancakes are usually considered an unhealthy breakfast. By adding ground flaxseed to my pancakes, I feel less guilty eating them. lol

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      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      Joint pain relief alone would be enough to make us fans of ground flax seed, wouldn't it?

      Thanks much for you visit and comment.

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      joymk 6 years ago from Michigan

      Fantastic. I am a big fan of flax seeds and flax seed oil. I've found it really helps my joints (I needed a shoulder replacement a few years ago).

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      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      Thanks much for letting us know! :)

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 6 years ago from Templeton, CA

      I just read the label on the crackers again and what I thought was flax was poppy seeds and black sesame. So I guess I can keep eating them.

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      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      Any tiny seed can contribute to a problem with gallstones so I always make sure my flax is well ground. You could check out info re cooked flax seed to see if it is more easily digested. Thanks for the idea of hummus with ground flax. I'm going to try that with salsa! :)

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 6 years ago from Templeton, CA

      I didn't realize whole flaxseed could give you gallstones. My favorite cracker that I like to spread hummus on contains flaxseed, and I don't think it's ground. How sad, since I eat this almost every day. Great hub. Voted up and useful.

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      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      Thank you. Appreciate that you came by and left your comment.

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      6hotfingers3 6 years ago

      Informative and useful hub. I eat flax-seed and understand its nutritional benefits. Thanks for the added information I've learned through your hub.

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      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. It is always helpful to hear from first hand experience!!! I've never known anyone who had the experience, but that is the reason I grind mine fresh for use. It's easy with a dedicated coffee grinder on hand.

      Appreciate your stopping by, as well as your comments.

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      random theme 6 years ago

      Great hub! I had learned about the rancid issue the hard way. I used the ground flax in a baked product and then it was rancid and bitter that it ruined the whole thing. Now I always taste the ground flax before adding it to stuff just in case.

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      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      Through the comments of readers I have learned even more about using flaxseed. Thank you for leaving your comment and for voting this hub up!

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      toknowinfo 6 years ago

      Very informative hub. I learned a lot about flaxseed. Thanks. Rated up and useful.

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      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      So glad you found this helpful. While the motto "fresh is always best" pretty much stands true for foods, if the flax packaging is not out of date and has been refrigerated since opening it should be healthy.

      Thanks much for stopping by and leaving your comments.

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      Carrie L. Cronkite 6 years ago from Maine

      Great information. A few weeks ago I bought some packaged ground flax seed. It did say to refrigerate it once it was opened. Is packaged pre-ground healthy too?

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      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      Well, it depends on your goals in taking it. However, there's no doubt that fresh ground flax seed offers more benefits. If you want to make a switch, use up your capsules when traveling or on busy days, and start slow with the fresh ground. Depending on your needs you might be glad you made the switch. Let us know how it goes.

      Thanks very much for stopping by!

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      Jill Spencer 6 years ago from United States

      I take flaxseed oil soft gel capsules. Not as effective as the fresh-ground stuff, I guess?

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      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      Thanks much!

      I just learned that consuming whole flax seed can contribute to gall bladder problems because tiny seeds get stuck and the gall bladder coats them, making "stones." I am going to be extra careful to grind flax seed extra fine from now on! I also learned that apple juice pectin can help soften gall bladder stones. Need to do more research...

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      Pamela N Red 6 years ago from Oklahoma

      Great information. I use it whole in muffins but didn't know it was hard to digest. I'll try grinding them with my mortar and pestle next time.

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      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      :) Thanks much for stopping by!

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      ed77burns 6 years ago

      Yup!!Its indeed smart food.

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      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      I've clarified the second paragraph thanks to your comment. Thank you for your question! Bloating could be one of the reasons for starting small when adding flax seed to your diet. I don't seem to have that problem, but my friend does.

      Thanks very much for stopping by and for commenting!

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      Denise Handlon 6 years ago from North Carolina

      Thank you for a most useful hub. Are there any side effects one should be aware of? for example-bloating? Thanks.

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      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      Thanks much.

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      Steve Orris 6 years ago from NE Ohio

      OK, I don't have time to read your hubs now but I will definitely be back. Too much good stuff here.

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      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      Thanks for stopping by, lyjo, as well as for commenting. So glad you are already familiar with flax seed.

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      lyjo 6 years ago

      I love Flax Seed....but I had no idea of the benefits...thanks for this great hub...take care!

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      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      Appreciate you stopping by and reading it! The benefits have been affirmed over and over again and I need to take advantage of them again. I get out of the habit once in a while, especially when my routine is interrupted. Why it's so hard to start up again I do not know... :]

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      Judy HBerg 6 years ago

      Very interesting and informative hub. Thanks for sharing your knowledge!

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      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      Thanks very much for stopping in and commenting. I really is a good-for-you addition to our diets!

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      Linda Crampton 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thanks for an interesting and informative hub. I love flax seed too. I grind it in a coffee grinder just before I use it and sprinkle it on cereal or add it to smoothies. I like the taste of flax seed and love its nutritional benefits.

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      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      Thanks much for stopping by and commenting!

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      TruthAwake 6 years ago from The Dirty South

      Awesome hub! Thanks for the info.

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      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      So glad you found it helpful...and that you stopped by! Thanks, too, for commenting. Also hope to read more about your diet as a cancer survivor.

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      Susan Deppner 6 years ago

      As a cancer survivor, I really appreciate this information about the nutritional benefits of flax seed. This is something I need to add to my diet. Thanks for the tips!

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      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      Flax can indeed add a nutty flavor to fresh greens, whether it is in a smoothie or a salad.

      Thanks much for stopping in, and for commenting!

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      Rhelena 7 years ago

      I love flax in my green smoothies. It adds a nutty flavor and is very filling. Great hub!

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      RTalloni 7 years ago from the short journey

      vocalcoach: So glad you found this helpful. Thanks for leaving a comment to help highlight the importance of using ground flaxseed. Grinding it each day is easy and the fresh nutty taste does add to other foods--salad, yoghurts, and oatmeal!

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      Audrey Hunt 7 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      I sprinkle flaxseed on my steel cut oatmeal which I have 6 days a week and enjoy it so very much. Thanks for the link you provided for Merriweathers comment as I will be visiting it soon. I, too, did not know flaxseed could go rancid. I refrigerate mine, but after reading your hub, will be purchasing fresh flaxssd and grinding my own. Love the hub!

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      RTalloni 7 years ago from the short journey

      When something has so many health benefits and can easily either fit in a meal or become a major snack why is it so hard to stick with it??? :) I wax and wane with it too often!

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      Charlinex 7 years ago

      Thanks for reminding me that I should remember to eat my flax seeds. :)

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      RTalloni 7 years ago from the short journey

      Thanks much for stopping in. I just read an article re the blood pressure lowering benefits of flax seed. Flax seed has a wide variety of benefits and many have found it helpful in meeting more than one need.

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      Wife Who Saves 7 years ago

      I've never tried flax seed but after reading your article and the accompanying comments, I will buy some. Nice informative hub.

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      RTalloni 7 years ago from the short journey

      Thanks for stopping in Lamme. I am thankful for your note about eczema as a I know of a little one with the problem. Can't wait to tell her mom so she can read up on it!

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      Lamme 7 years ago

      I have gotten out of the habit of using ground flax seed, but I think I'll stop and get some tomorrow. An interesting benefit is it seems to really help with eczema. Thanks for this informative article.

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      heart4theword 7 years ago from hub

      Never knew flax seed was a great thing for loosing weight. Just heard it was healthy for you:) I love to use flax seed oil. Informative Hub, I learned something new today:) Thank you!

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      RTalloni 7 years ago from the short journey

      It's very good for you! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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      tdarby 7 years ago

      Thanks for a great Hub. I really like flax seed. I do mix it in my occasional smoothie--good and good for you!

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      RTalloni 7 years ago from the short journey

      Bob Ewing: Thank you very much for stopping by. I have not tried smoothies yet, but may have to this summer!

      create a page: So glad you found it helpful. Thanks very much for stopping in! Meant to tell you that I like your great name for a writer!

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      create a page 7 years ago from Maryland, USA

      RTalloni, thanks for the information on flax seed. In fact, I think I will invest in a coffee grinder, and try it early next year. Thanks for sharing these great tips.

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      Bob Ewing 7 years ago from New Brunswick

      I have used flax in smoothies, informative hub.

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      RTalloni 7 years ago from the short journey

      Only a true coffee addict could go for using the same grinder!

      Thanks for stopping by. I enjoy your writing.

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      Zsuzsy Bee 7 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      I use flax seed in my bread and love it. But have never had it fresh. I will have to look into getting another coffee grinder (the coffee smell just won't wipe out of my old one) then I will give it a try.

      Thanks for sharing, great hub

      regards Zsuzsy

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      RTalloni 7 years ago from the short journey

      I use a coffee grinder because of the size of the machine since I use it 1-2 times a day, and the fine ground I can get from it. (I use a different coffee grinder for my coffee!)

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      rmcrayne 7 years ago from San Antonio Texas

      RT, how do you grind your seeds? In a food processor, mini electric chopper, coffee grinder?

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      RTalloni 7 years ago from the short journey

      Peggy W, So glad you found it helpful. It is nutritious and ... next flax article coming soon. :) Thanks for the comment.

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      RTalloni 7 years ago from the short journey

      Merriweather, do check on the best way to store the ground flax seed meal. I found this site for you start with:

      http://www.ccmhi.org/thebenefitsofgroundflaxseed.h...

      You might like to see its paragraph on "How Should I Store Flaxseed And For How Long?"

      Thanks for stopping in to this hub!

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I have been reading articles about how nutritious it is and you have given me some great ideas of how to incorporate it into our diets. Thanks!

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      Merriweather 7 years ago

      Very informative. I had no idea that flax seed could become rancid. I use whole ground flax seed meal, which is apparently different from what you're describing here. I have a lot to learn!