Cold Milled Flax Seed is flax that has not undergone any heating in the process to grind and mill the flaxseed. This is essential because this protects the Omega 3 oils so that they won't go rancid.
The farmer who is my source for flax from developed a way to Cold mill Flax, which means that the flax seed is never exposed to heat during the milling process!
Does Flax need to be ground?
Many people don't realize that Flax seed is most beneficial when ground, otherwise the whole flaxseeds simply pass through providing only roughage. You need to eat ground cold milled flaxseed in order to get all the healing benefits from Omega 3, Lignans, Protein, Fiber, and other nutrients from the ground flax seed.So, should you grind flax seeds or buy pre-ground (milled)?I used to tell people all the time not to eat pre-ground flax seed.... That is still true if you buy regular ground flax! Here is why…Omega 3 oils are VERY sensitive to heat and will be denatured when heated, losing their effectiveness. Just like with Olive oil, it is important to purchase COLD pressed Olive oil because you don't want to destroy the sensitive healthy Omega 3 oils!
What if I Want to Grind My Own?
Some people would rather grind their own, which is Great if you have the time! If you grind your own flax with a coffee grinder, the grinder blades heat up the flax seed, so you should refrigerate or eat the flax after it has been ground.
What if I Don't Have Time to Grind Flaxseed?
The farmer who is my source for the best flax from developed a proprietary way to cold mill flax seed, which means that the flax seed is never exposed to heat during the milling process! This is so important because this means you will actually get Omega 3 in your True Cold Milled Golden Flax, unlike flax seed that has been exposed to heat during the grinding process, which allows the Omega 3 oil to go rancid -eliminating all the benefits that Omega 3 has for you! Why pay for something that has poor nutritional value and is not achieving your goal of healthy eating? Also, True Cold Milled Golden Flax tastes MUCH better because it is fresh, full of nutrients and not going rancid!
How Does This Benefit You?
This is excellent because so many of us are VERY busy and it is difficult to eat well let alone grind flax every day! I know many people love the Cold Milled Golden Flaxseed ~including my children, who rarely took the time to grind the flax. Now they are quickly able to add it to their daily diet by easily mixing the cold milled flax seed with juice, cereal, protein shakes, smoothies, or many other things!Cold Milled Golden Flax is about $6.00/month per person for an incredible exchange of healthy eating and living!
Why Should You Eat True Cold Milled Flaxseed vs Ground Flax(store-bought)?
If you are not sure how the Ground or Milled Flax seed is being processed and if the packaging does not clearly state that it is cold milled, than you can know that the flax is being ground in a way that heats the seed. After the flax is packaged, stored, shipped, and on the store shelf, you will likely be eating rancid flax since the Omega 3 oil doesn't take much time to start denaturing and going rancid (bad). Eating ground flaxseed that has not been Cold Milled is not worth the risk that you may be eating rancid food! Remember, if it tastes bad, it probably is bad -because Flax is Food and should Not taste bad!!!
"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