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Healthy Living Tip 2/14

Posted by on Feb. 14, 2014 at 5:57 PM
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How to Make These 8 Superfoods Even Healthier #7

Adapted from Super Foods Super Easy, Photodisc/Thinkstock

Flaxseeds

A tablespoon of ground flaxseed sprinkled over cereal or yogurt provides an easy 2.3 grams of fiber, often more than what’s in the cereal itself. But flaxseed is most revered for its lingans. These act like estrogen in the body, blocking estrogen receptors on cells and contributing to reduced rates of certain hormone-related cancers, such as breast cancer. Their anti-inflammatory power may also help keep conditions from acne to asthma at bay.

How much? Sneak 1 to 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed into your diet daily. 

Tip: Make sure your flax is ground; otherwise, the seeds will come out the same way they went in (whole), and you won’t reap the health benefits.

Do you eat flaxseeds? If so, how do you enjoy them?

by on Feb. 14, 2014 at 5:57 PM
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just.me.
by on Feb. 14, 2014 at 6:43 PM

I do not.  Ask your DR about phyto estrogens, they may not be right for you.  I have 3 friends, one has passed, who all got estrogen receptive breast cancer at a young age and they can NOT eat foods with phyto estrogens like flax, soy and others.

sunshinepraying
by on Feb. 14, 2014 at 6:47 PM
Never had it before..maybe I should ;)
ablackdolphin
by Platinum Member on Feb. 14, 2014 at 8:16 PM
I have tried a few times but not a huge fan
alliesmom112
by on Feb. 14, 2014 at 8:35 PM

we get peanut butter that has flaxseed in it 

PoehlerBear1983
by on Feb. 14, 2014 at 8:39 PM
I do not eat them unless they are in something i buy. There is a pizza i like that has a flax seed crust
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Mznaye
by on Feb. 14, 2014 at 9:40 PM
Never had them before
MamaMandee
by on Feb. 14, 2014 at 10:30 PM
Thanks for sharing that helpful info!

Quoting just.me.:

I do not.  Ask your DR about phyto estrogens, they may not be right for you.  I have 3 friends, one has passed, who all got estrogen receptive breast cancer at a young age and they can NOT eat foods with phyto estrogens like flax, soy and others.

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MamaMandee
by on Feb. 14, 2014 at 10:30 PM
I dont eat them.
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fraujones
by on Feb. 14, 2014 at 10:40 PM
I should pick some up.
momofsixangels
by on Feb. 14, 2014 at 10:42 PM

I cant eat any seeds

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