April 14, 2015

Are Flaxseeds better than Psyllium or Chia Seeds?

If you are not eating a lot of beans and vegetables daily, ground flaxseed is the best way to ensure you get sufficient fiber in your diet. 

There are other natural fiber supplements that may be recommended to you. You may be encouraged to try psyllium, chia seeds, selba, hemp hearts or wheat bran. But in this video Dr. Meschino explains that ground flaxseeds are *the best overall* fiber supplement. 

He personally takes two heaping tablespoons of ground flaxseed each day as well as 2,000 mg of flaxseed oil (in capsule form). 

Check out his persuasive video below and also see much more detail about this in his article on the wonderful health benefits of flaxseed

Also see his other video on other benefits of flaxseed

March 24, 2015

A Super Nutritious Flaxseed Snack

Check out this video of how to make yummy protein balls using flaxseed, chia seed, dried fruits and shredded coconut. This is a superfood snack, extremely high in nutrition and ideal to graze on during the day when hunger strikes.

Benefits of Flaxseed
* Helps prevent diabetes and stabilizes blood sugar levels
* Promotes intestinal health and can help with constipation 
* Helps weight loss
* Lowers cholesterol
* Reduces the risk of cancer
* Improve skin health + get rid of eczema, dry skin , acne

Benefits of chia
* Combats diabetes
* increases fiber in your diet
* Packed with Omega- 3 fatty acids
* Give you stronger teeth and bones
* Pack full of protein
* Fight Belly Fat
* Get Full. Faster
* Improve Heart Health

March 23, 2015

Buying Flaxseeds Online at Amazon

I was looking back at these posts and noticed that it was already nine years ago when I first recommended buying flax seeds online at Amazon. They had only recently opened their grocery and gourmet food section at that time and there was not yet much variety.  At that time in 2006, I was recommending a bulk purchase of flaxseed to use as a staple in industrial kitchens, bakeries, and in school and office cafeterias. Amazon was offering 50 pound bag of flaxseeds for $89 at the time and the cost for shipping those fifty pounds anywhere in the States was just $5.

Well, now the prices for a pound of flaxseed seem much higher but there are hundreds of different options for buying flaxseed on Amazon in almost any quantity, large or small, organic or non-organic, ground or in seed form. Here are the top two rated brands and recommended buys;

This is the most popular flax product on Amazon. You'll get one pound for $10 dollars. It is already ground, so keep it in your fridge or the oils in it will go rancid. This brand is favored for their freshness and the expiration date is always reliable. 

Bob's Red Mill Golden Flaxseed is a favorite on Amazon with very high reviews.  This package contains six pounds of unground flaxseeds for $15. For an extra $2 you can also buy the organic version.

Here are one person's comments;  "it's exactly what I was looking for. I grind my own, as suggested by pretty much every article I've read about flax, and I couldn't be happier with this purchase. I'm on a low carb diet and add this to my morning shake that I make (3T ground flax, 1 scoop no-carb protein powder, 1/2c egg beaters, 1/4c to 1/2c cream or coconut milk, 4-5 ice cubes). YUM. This flax has a very mild nutty flavor but doen't taste like much when added to anything else. It reminds me of a less-overpowering and fresher tasting wheat germ." 

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.