For the past 2-3 months I have been taking 1-2 tbsps of flaxseed daily (usually just one) so that I can get more omega 3's. I understand, however, that our bodies can't convert all the omegas from flax so I do take fish oil as well and incorporate... (more)
I did a forum search, and there were a lot of threads on flax. I tried sifting through some of it, but wasn't really getting what I'm after. Is anyone well-versed enough on the matter to just drop some science on why flax Omegas (ALA, more... (more)
I'm working with a naturopath to help me solve my constipation issues. As one of the steps, she's asked that I ensure to get 40g of fiber per day and include either oat bran, rice bran, or freshly ground flax as part of my daily diet. Which of... (more)
To answer your question: None of the above. Raw root vegetables (think: grated carrot), berries, fresh citrus, and leafy greens. Those are the best sources for both insoluble and soluble fiber.
I see a lot of people eating primal/paleo include flax seed in their diets. It's something I'm a bit leery of and am looking for some studies on the effects of flax, especially on the reproductive system, but the effects in general as well. (P.S.... (more)
I was glad to see this study come out a couple of days ago: Flaxseed dietary fibers lower cholesterol and increase fecal fat excretion, but magnitude of effect depend on food type I'm wondering a couple of things, though: Would baking vs. raw... (more)
I've been consuming two tablespoons of ground flax seeds a day. (Fwiw, this is how I believe Seth Roberts takes his flax, which I privilege because his self-experimental results are impressive.) Previous threads suggest that flax should be... (more)
Pretty much all the market "High Omega 3 Eggs" are produced by feeding the chickens flax seed meal. I think it's well known that the omega 3 from flax is absorbed poorly by our body and is inferior to fish oil in every aspect. So is there some... (more)
I've noticed that whenever I use flax seed oil I get some acne. Obviously, it sucks. Has anyone noticed this? Is there a correlation, or is it coincidence? I love me my healthy fats but not a big acne fan lol Thanks!
Flax, canola, and friends have lots of ALA that doesn't get converted to DHA/EPA. What if anything does it get converted to, and is the end product good, bad, or neutral? (P.S. I'm not looking for "PUFA gets oxidized!!!")
I've been eating a sort of flax seed meal "porridge" frequently for breakfast (4-5 times a week). While I used to make bread out of solely flax seed meal, I cut back because of the warning about eating too much. I usually have 2 servings (1/4 cup)... (more)
Hi everyone, A quick-and-dirty about flax: I like to keep my carbs in the morning nil-to-low. However, I have this genetic condition: I'm Scottish, which means sometimes I medically require porridge (or at least a passable substitute). So,... (more)
Thanks, @Janknitz. Not really what I wanted to hear but it sounds like advice I shouldn't ignore! My menstrual cycle is erratic and unpredictable... hmmmmm.
Apparently there is a different kind of flax seed called linola that has ~2% ALA and ~75% GLA the rest are SFA and MUFA. This different lipid profile has also added to its oxidative stability. None of the other nutrients were changed in quantity... (more)
I'd like to diversify my n-3 supplementation by using flax instead of fish oil a few times a week. Other posts have noted the unique benefits that flax has over fish, though my impression is that overall fish is superior. I've noticed, however,... (more)
I recently ran across a local product called Anderssen's Life Flax Rolls and was intrigued as we are really trying to up our Omega 3s. We are Paleo about 95% of the time and try to make as most of our food from scratch. Its ski season though and I... (more)
I have seen chia smoothies around a number of paleo cooking pages, as well as other recipies that use chia as a 'gelling' agent to make pudding/jelly like deserts. Is breaking (or blending) chia and letting them soak to a gel the best way of... (more)
Chia can be digested soaked or not soaked, it does not really matter if they are soaked or not, although nutritional benefits will increase slightly if soaked.
Okay, so usually I get these eggs from Whole Foods called Vital Farms which claim they only feed the hens their natural diet of organic pasture and bugs (and by the yolk color I don't doubt it). However, yesterday they were out, and I was too, so... (more)
I cannot say for sure, but I doubt the lignans remain in the egg because the lignans are found only in the fiber structure of the flax seed. The eggs should contain both ALA and DHA.
people say ALA isn't very bioavailable but doesn't it convert to omega 3 in the body? i have reservations about consuming too much fish or fish oil. there are some nasty contaminants in the oceans. are flax seeds ok?