September 17, 2012

Eating Flax Seeds : Three Tips

Check out this fun 2-minute video where this very fit male tells us how he grinds and eats his flaxseeds.

If you're just new to flaxseeds and would like to buy them ground first, we recommend buying flaxseed that has been ground using the cold-milled method (as this will not destroy the precious omega-3 oils. You can find this in any health food store, or here is my favorite ground flax seedat Amazon.

February 14, 2011

Flaxseed Benefits for Mood Disorders

Flaxseed has been proven to enhance mood. This is because of their omega 3 content. The video below explains this further.

February 10, 2009

Flax seed Field of Blue

Here's a beautiful photo of what a flax seed crop looks like in full bloom.

One person commented that anyone can get this effect by "buying a packet of linseeds at your local health store, sprinkling them over your flower beds, and you can have your own little field of blue!".

Via algo at Flickr.

February 08, 2009

Flax Rolls as a Nutritious Snack

We recently sampled a great flax treat called "Flax Rolls". They are pictured above and are extraordinarily healthy as far as snacks go and quite delicious.

It's not so convenient or tasty sometimes to be regularly getting flaxseed out of your fridge and mixing it with yogurt or whatever to get your nutritious daily fix.

These flax rolls can be eaten anytime of the day as a snack and they travel well in a lunch bag. They are an excellent source of omega 3 and fiber.

Here's the description of the product from the Anderssen's Life website;

Flax Rolls™ are ground flax and rye wraps, each made with 2 - 3 tablespoons (about 30 gm) of ground flax and baked with a variety of delicious fillings which include many other “super foods” such as:
• Wild Salmon - another great source of Omega-3, essential fatty acids and protein in the ‘Omega Booster Power Roll’
• Chickpeas, Lentils, Legumes (other beans) - excellent sources of protein, fiber, lignans, vitamins & minerals
• Blueberries - rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals
• Vegetables – tomatoes, green beans, green onions, white onions, cabbage, turnips, carrots, yams, peppers, corn, peas, ginger, garlic and more
• Fruits - apples, oranges, pineapple, cranberries, pumpkin, cherries, and more
• Brown rice and oats
• Herbs and spices such as cilantro, lemon grass, turmeric, curry, cumin, cinnamon and more.

Flax Rolls™ are made with organic ground flaxseed. They are free of refined sugars, artificial additives and preservatives.

To get a sense of how nutritious they are, for example, the salmon flax roll has only 260 calories but supplies 5 grams of omega 3, 36% of recommended daily fiber, and 40% of daily recommended iron.

The one drawback about this product is that it is only available in three cities so far; Vancouver, Victoria and Whistler, all cities in British Columbia Canada. Hopefully they will find distribution with Whole Foods or someone such soon.

February 07, 2009

Flax Seed as a SuperFood

Here's a great video about the superfood benefits of flax seed.

August 14, 2008

Veggie Burger Recipe

Walnuts, like flaxseeds, are very high in Omega 3. Here's an easy recipe by Katie Stiles for super nutritious lentil walnut veggie burgers, using one cup of walnuts, 4 cups of lentils and a cup of wheat germ which could be substituted with flaxseed.

September 20, 2007

Introduction to the Benefits of Flax Seeds

For a great introduction to the benefits of eating flax seed, here´s a very short video (less than one minute) outlining the health benefits as well as showing some ways you can enjoy flax seeds every day.

September 19, 2007

Eating Flax Seeds for Beauty

Here´s a nice video by a Ford Top Model explaining that she eats flax seeds to keep her skin beautiful.

December 28, 2006

Omega Protein a Key Flaxseed Player?

A few months ago I reviewed some of the companies that may benefit greatly from increased demand for flax seed over the next few years.

Here's another example I've recently come across. Omega Protein Corporation says they are the largest producer of Omega-3 fish oil in the United States.

They are in the business of processing, marketing and distributing fish meal and fish oil products. They sell oil products made from menhaden, which is a species of will herring found along the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic coasts. Their financial summary says that they "processes various grades of fish meal that include Special Select, SeaLac, and FAQ Meal; crude unrefined fish oil, refined fish oil, and food grade oil; and fish solubles, such as Neptune Fish Concentrate, OmegaGrow, and OmegaGrow Plus. Omegaƃƒ‚’s fish meal products are primarily used as a protein ingredient in animal feed for swine, cattle, aquaculture, and household pets; fish oil is utilized for animal and aquaculture feeds, industrial applications, additives to human food products, and as dietary supplements. They offer fish solubles primarily to livestock feed manufacturers, aquaculture feed manufacturers, and for use as an organic fertilizer. They were founded in 1998 and are based in Houston, Texas.

I notice the stock (OME:NYSE) for this company looks like it could be ready for a potential break-out. This is their one year stock price chart. I just bought a little though I've only been watching it for three days, and I didn't do much research on the company and made my buy based mostly on the look of the technical charts. It seems this company could be a good candidate for a takeover by a larger food conglomerate. (Note that I'm not a professional investor, so please do your own due diligence before acting on this tip here.)