Do You Have to Grind Flax Seeds

Do you have to grind flax seeds? Can't flax seed still help you when eaten whole? You would think it would be better to eat it whole. Why must you grind flax seed? -Anonymous
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This is a great question and one that I get a lot. In fact, some farmers have told me that when they where harvesting flax out in their fields, that they would throw whole flax seeds in their mouths to chew on while they worked.

Do You Have to Grind Flax Seeds?


You really should grind flax seeds...
and it is best for your health...

The reason it is better to grind the flax seeds is that you will fully maximize the powerful health flax benefits from the small seed.

Most foods we are able to chew well and start the digestion process. Some foods -if they are not chewed up well- are too hard for the body to properly digest and will come out in the whole or partially whole form.

For example: corn -some of the kernels are chewed fully, some partially, and other kernels are unchewed and swallowed whole. Our digestive system cannot always digest partially chewed kernels, let alone whole kernels. So, the corn kernels pass through our stomach and digestive system and appear in our stool.

This same thing can happen to the tiny flax seeds that don't get chewed fully. So, then flax simply becomes expensive roughage.

Why not help the flax seeds fully benefit your body with all the Omega 3, fiber, lignans and protein by grinding it all up first and then eating it?

Can flax seed help you if eaten whole?


Flax seed that is eaten whole can help a little -especially if you are able to crush them enough with your teeth.

However, you will simply not get the full benefits that you can get from grinding the flax before hand or eating cold milled flax seed!

Why must you grind flax seed?


You should grind flax seed if you are trying to get the most health benefits from the powerful little seed!

Flax seed has omega 3, flax fiber (insoluble, soluble + mucilage fiber), lignans, protein and vitamins and minerals all buried inside the small seed.

Grind them and you unlock the treasures of flaxseed!

Grind them and your body will thank you for giving it healthy food!

If you love the crunch of the whole seeds, grind your flax seeds so they are coarse -or add some whole seeds to your finely ground flax!
Here's to your health!
~Ellie

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by: Jan

I tried the cold milled flax -the Flakes of gold you sell. They are so much easier for me to use especially cause I'm always in a hurry. So much easier for me to use the flakes than to grind my own! Thanks!

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