Why is Flaxseed better than Flax Oil or Fish Oil Capsules?
Flaxseed has many benefits over flax oil and fish oil. It takes ~9-15 flax oil capsules to equal 3 Tablespoons of flaxseed. Fish oil can be contaminated with mercury and other toxins.
What is the difference between Flax seed + Fish Oil + Flaxseed Oil
Of course we all hear about how we NEED Omega 3 in our diet!! ... But just how important are Omega 3's??
Omega 3's are essential fatty acids that must come from what we EAT ... and they help promote proper brain function, immune function, healthy skin, hormonal balance, + help build healthy cells in our body!!
Omega 3 has also been shown to reduce the prevalence of heart disease + cancer ~ while also helping those with diabetic complications, psoriasis, and rheumatoid arthritis!!!
We all know that SO MUCH food today is OVER processed and lacks NATURAL nutrition!!!
~~One of the CHEAPEST and EASIEST ways to add Omega 3 to your diet is by adding Ground Flax Seed to your diet every day!
Flax seed has MANY advantages over Flaxseed Oil:
Flaxseed can make Meal Preparation HEALTHY + ECONOMICAL
It IS POSSIBLE to extend a meal by using Flaxseed in Smoothies, in cooking and in baking!! Your family will not even notice if you use THESE TIPS...
And your family will be satisfied sooner and will not become as hungry as soon because of the INCREDIBLE combination of Omega 3 Fatty Acids that make your body happy sooner and Fiber that makes your body happier for longer!!!!
Flaxseed has Cancer-Fighting LIGNANS
Be Careful! ... Flaxseed Oil CAN NOT contain very much lignan -even if it is added, because Lignans are ground from the flax seed's hull and are powdery so they would make the oil WAY TOO THICK if there was actually A LOT of lignans in the oil!!
Also, Research has shown that the Flaxseed Lignans possess anti-cancer properties because they are a type of antioxidant Phytoestrogen -SO, it is VERY IMPORTANT to know HOW much Lignans are in the Flaxseed Oil
Flaxseed has FIBER (1Tbls Flax seeds ~4 grams Fiber)
One of the other VALUABLE benefits of Ground Flax seed is the FIBER! EVERY diet needs some fiber and most diets need MUCH MORE FIBER then we can get with so much processed and already prepared foods! Flax seed Oil cannot offer much if any substantial fiber needed for a HEALTHY DIET!!!
Flaxseed has PROTEIN (1Tbls of Flax seeds ~3.6 grams Protein)
It is important to get protein in a Healthy diet ... 1) because it helps repair muscles -esp if you are active, and 2) it helps keep you satisfied longer because the body doesn't think it is starving! Although it is hard to find a consensus on this, it seems to be that the general goal is to eat ~ 1g protein for every 1 pound of LEAN muscle mass.
Body Fat in lbs. = (Total Bodyweight) (BMI (in decimal form))
Lean Body Mass =Total Bodyweight - Body Fat in lbs.
Therefore, a woman 130 lbs, and BMI of 21.5 would be 130 x .215 = 27.95
130 -27.95=102.05 lean body weight Goal: To eat ~ 102 grams of Protein in 1 day
"Even at the full price the Cold Milled Flax is still cheaper than Metamucil or other fiber supplements that run about $12 for only 15 ounces! That's a great deal!" -K.A.
"Ellie, Thanks for your email. Just a short testament: Have been trying for years to get my cholesterol numbers to be on the healthy side. Got your flax at the farmers market this past summer and took your advice on consuming it. Had a blood test 2 weeks ago and my Cholesterol number is at 181, down from 262. Healthy eating and exercise: definitely the way to go. Thanks again."
-- Peter W.
"I have several health problems: Type 2 Diabetes + Constipation being my top complaints. When I was introduced to Golden Flax seed, I was drinking fiber daily + lived on Senna. I no longer have to buy Senna or fiber."
"My hot flashes were so bad and I had up to 3 or 4 times in the night. My sleep was interrupted, not to mention the embarrassment of breaking out in a sweat and a red face during conversations.... Oh boy, I have not had a hot flash for about 3 weeks."
"The best thing that happened is that it has really helped stabilize my blood sugar. When blood sugar is stable without a lot of peaks + valleys, it's easier to lose weight + I'm game for that."
-- Thanks, Sherrie