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    Flax Seed

    Have started adding this stuff to my diet. I usually put a teaspoon of the ground meal in my oat meal every morning. Tastes good.

    If you google Flax Seed or Flax Seed Meal you'll find a ton of articles about it's health benefits. Lot's of Omega 3's in this stuff.

    I'm using to try to help lower my cholestrol level, but an ancillary benefit has been that my problem with contacts and dry eyes has largely gone away.

    Just curious if anyone else has researched the topic?



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    Re: Flax Seed

    My parents buy the stuff and add it to their diet. They are still alive, that's about all I can tell you.



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    Re: Flax Seed

    I add ground flax seed to some of my foods. I wouldn't say I use it every day though.



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    Re: Flax Seed

    Just eat more fish...you get a better collection of the Omega fatty acids than you do with Flax.



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    Re: Flax Seed

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    Just eat more fish...you get a better collection of the Omega fatty acids than you do with Flax.
    Would like too, but just can't get a lot of good fresh fish here in the Midwest. I see this as a good alternative.



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    Re: Flax Seed

    I usually consume it in the breads I eat. Extra fiber isnt a bad thing. Balance is always important in any food you consume.



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    Re: Flax Seed

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobber View Post
    Have started adding this stuff to my diet. I usually put a teaspoon of the ground meal in my oat meal every morning. Tastes good.

    If you google Flax Seed or Flax Seed Meal you'll find a ton of articles about it's health benefits. Lot's of Omega 3's in this stuff.

    I'm using to try to help lower my cholestrol level, but an ancillary benefit has been that my problem with contacts and dry eyes has largely gone away.

    Just curious if anyone else has researched the topic?
    Cyanogenic glycosides in large doses will kill you -- In small doses it will do just about whatever you convince yourself it will do.



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    Re: Flax Seed

    Where do you get it at and what is the cost?
    I take fish oil, but I would be willing to check this stuff out, have heard good things about it.



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    Re: Flax Seed

    Quote Originally Posted by rebecacy View Post
    Cyanogenic glycosides in large doses will kill you -- In small doses it will do just about whatever you convince yourself it will do.
    What is a large dose?



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    Re: Flax Seed

    Quote Originally Posted by bufante View Post
    Where do you get it at and what is the cost?
    I take fish oil, but I would be willing to check this stuff out, have heard good things about it.

    Pretty much anywhere that sells health food. Hyvee carries it.



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    Re: Flax Seed

    Target sells Blue cornchips w/flax seeds. IMO they are the best chips on the market.

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    Re: Flax Seed

    Quote Originally Posted by bufante View Post
    Where do you get it at and what is the cost?
    I take fish oil, but I would be willing to check this stuff out, have heard good things about it.
    Most any grocery store has it. I get mine in Fareway in the flour section. Ground meal, is supposed to be the "best".



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    Re: Flax Seed

    Quote Originally Posted by bufante View Post
    Where do you get it at and what is the cost?
    I take fish oil, but I would be willing to check this stuff out, have heard good things about it.
    fish oil > flaxseed

    That said...eating fish > fish oil.

    Just eat 3 servings of tuna/salmon per week and you will get plenty of Omega fatty acids.

    edit: waiting for mercury freaks to comment now



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    Re: Flax Seed

    Quote Originally Posted by rebecacy View Post
    Cyanogenic glycosides in large doses will kill you -- In small doses it will do just about whatever you convince yourself it will do.
    Water can do the same thing.....



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