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Flax Seed - Ever Heard of This?

Post by Ken0069 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:24 pm

Flax Seed? My Wife makes flax bread and I might add that it's not only very healthy for you but is also delicious.

This stuff dates way back to the ancient Egyptians and it had other uses besides being an excellent food source.

Every day I have a heaping tablespoon full in my bowl of cereal and it's a regular part of my Lupus/arthritis diet.

Having said that, my Wife has a website up with the recipe on it so you guys can print that out and get your Wife to bake some for you to try. Here's that link: https://delishably.com/baked-goods/flax-bread-recipe
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Post by prairiehotrodder » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:01 pm

thanks for the link. I'm gonna get my wife right on that. She likes trying recipes that are tasty and healthy!
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Post by lefty o » Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:53 pm

never eaten it, but i believe flax seed is what linoleum is made from.

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Post by BigBlocksOnTop2 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:05 am

If you have heart issues you may want to read a little more about flax seed.

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Post by Ken0069 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:41 pm

BigBlocksOnTop2 wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:05 am
If you have heart issues you may want to read a little more about flax seed.
If you're saying that Flaxseed is bad for persons with heard disease, got a link to that because I can't find anything that says it's bad for someone with a bad heart??

The Benefits of Flaxseed

Is flaxseed the new wonder food? Preliminary studies show that it may help fight heart disease, diabetes and breast cancer.
By Elaine Magee, MPH, RD
Some call it one of the most powerful plant foods on the planet. There’s some evidence it may help reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes. That’s quite a tall order for a tiny seed that’s been around for centuries.

Flaxseed was cultivated in Babylon as early as 3000 BC. In the 8th century, King Charlemagne believed so strongly in the health benefits of flaxseed that he passed laws requiring his subjects to consume it. Now, thirteen centuries later, some experts say we have preliminary research to back up what Charlemagne suspected.

Flaxseed is found in all kinds of today's foods from crackers to frozen waffles to oatmeal. The Flax Council estimates close to 300 new flax-based products were launched in the U.S. and Canada in 2010 alone. Not only has consumer demand for flaxseed grown, agricultural use has also increased. Flaxseed is what's used to feed all those chickens that are laying eggs with higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids.

Although flaxseed contains all sorts of healthy components, it owes its primary healthy reputation to three of them: (read more)
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Post by BigBlocksOnTop2 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:52 pm

Several yrs. ago a co worker had a heart attack. When he came back to work, later one he gave me I guess about a 1.5 lb. bag of flax seed. He told me that the stuff was not good for him to use any more.

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Post by Ken0069 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:10 pm

BigBlocksOnTop2 wrote:
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Several yrs. ago a co worker had a heart attack. When he came back to work, later one he gave me I guess about a 1.5 lb. bag of flax seed. He told me that the stuff was not good for him to use any more.
Don't know why that might have been because ALL the stuff I've found online says the exact opposite!! Last week I spent about 30 minutes reading on probably 10 or so medical diet type websites trying to find one that said flax seed was bad for those with heart disease but alas, there were none to find. All the ones that I found had nothing but praise for flax seed where healthy eating was concerned and not just for heart health.

Next time you see that co worker, how about asking him about some specifics on why his Dr wanted him to stop eating flax seed. I'd also suggest that he find another heart specialist! :wink:
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Post by GARY C » Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:53 pm

Ken0069 wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:10 pm
BigBlocksOnTop2 wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:52 pm
Several yrs. ago a co worker had a heart attack. When he came back to work, later one he gave me I guess about a 1.5 lb. bag of flax seed. He told me that the stuff was not good for him to use any more.
Don't know why that might have been because ALL the stuff I've found online says the exact opposite!! Last week I spent about 30 minutes reading on probably 10 or so medical diet type websites trying to find one that said flax seed was bad for those with heart disease but alas, there were none to find. All the ones that I found had nothing but praise for flax seed where healthy eating was concerned and not just for heart health.

Next time you see that co worker, how about asking him about some specifics on why his Dr wanted him to stop eating flax seed. I'd also suggest that he find another heart specialist! :wink:
I have always heard it was good for you, if you could get real whole wheat it's good for your heart but good luck with that, the wheat grain in bread in the store has been stripped down and is not good along with everything else in it.

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Post by Curtis Mc » Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:25 pm

I use about a tablespoon daily in my "overnight oats" recipes. I eat this 5-6 times per week for breakfast (I also use a teaspoon of chia seeds as well). My blood pressure is around 100/70 with a resting heart rate of 40-45 and a cholesterol level that is rarely over 120. I am middle age and don't have a family history of heart issues, and am a competitive cyclist, so take my stats in context.

I have also created a pizza dough recipe with it; it essentially replaces about 1/5 the volume of flour. Although I grew up in NY, I prefer a crust that has a lot of character to it. Nothing wrong with Neapolitan, but most found stateside are made from cheap flour and poor water.

I use this like I eat anything else - in moderation. It has been around and cultivated for centuries so it can't be all that bad.

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Post by Walter R. Malik » Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:43 pm

Flax is a plant ... like cotton is a plant. Actual LINEN is made from FLAX. The seeds are also used as an arthritis remedy.
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