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#6 of 18 Superfoods That Fight Disease

Posted by on Feb. 18, 2013 at 10:53 AM
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Flaxseed

Why it's super: Not only does flaxseed lower blood cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart attack, but it is also a rich source of lignan, a powerful antioxidant that may be a powerful ally against disease and certain cancers, especially breast cancer. Just 2 tablespoons of ground seeds (which are digested more efficiently than whole seeds) contain about 20% of the recommended daily fiber* intake and more than 100% of the recommended intake for inflammation-fighting omega-3 fatty acids.

How to enjoy it: Add ground flaxseed to baked goods for a nutty flavor or sprinkle it on top of your favorite cereal. It's also delicious when blended with yogurt and fresh fruit for a tasty smoothie.


*One word of caution: Incorporate flaxseed into your diet gradually as it can have a laxative effect.

by on Feb. 18, 2013 at 10:53 AM
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jendawn1
by Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 11:01 AM
Tfs!!
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KristinRox
by on Feb. 18, 2013 at 3:39 PM

I love flaxseed in muffins and stuff. The kids dont even know its there, so they get to get the benefits without even knowing its there. 

darbyakeep45
by Darby on Feb. 18, 2013 at 5:15 PM

Thanks for sharing!

lalasmama2007
by on Feb. 18, 2013 at 11:09 PM

TFS!

ceciliam
by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 10:48 AM

Flaxseed is awesome!

e-doolittle
by Kelly on Feb. 19, 2013 at 12:18 PM
I need to get back to using this. Have a big bag from Costco just sitting there.
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reneawesley
by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 8:35 PM

I  add flaxseed to lots of dishes.

cleanaturalady
by Kim on Feb. 19, 2013 at 9:03 PM

Love flaxseed and flaxseed meal.

mp3mom
by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 9:43 PM

Excellent! Did you study nutrition?

Quoting MamaMandee:

                 

Flaxseed

Why it's super: Not only does flaxseed lower blood cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart attack, but it is also a rich source of lignan, a powerful antioxidant that may be a powerful ally against disease and certain cancers, especially breast cancer. Just 2 tablespoons of ground seeds (which are digested more efficiently than whole seeds) contain about 20% of the recommended daily fiber* intake and more than 100% of the recommended intake for inflammation-fighting omega-3 fatty acids.

How to enjoy it: Add ground flaxseed to baked goods for a nutty flavor or sprinkle it on top of your favorite cereal. It's also delicious when blended with yogurt and fresh fruit for a tasty smoothie.


*One word of caution: Incorporate flaxseed into your diet gradually as it can have a laxative effect.


Krysden
by Platinum Member on Feb. 20, 2013 at 10:00 PM

awesome stuff

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