Ground Flax Seed
Posted 02 July 2012 - 04:52 PM
Gluten free since May 2012 (for 5 months.. relapsed for about a month and have been gluten free again since Nov 2012)
Corn & corn syrup free since May 2012
Dairy limited since Aug 2012
Nightshades limited since Aug 2012
Fructose limited since Nov 2012
Posted 03 July 2012 - 05:27 PM
I'm going to start trying ground flax seed. Does it make you bloated? also, how much should I have daily?
I add it to my baked goods either as an egg replacer (1 T. flax seed meal mixed with 3 T. hot water per egg) or to replace about 1/4 cup of the flour in a recipe. I haven't noticed any ill effects. I use it for the Omega 3's.
Posted 03 July 2012 - 05:56 PM
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Posted 05 July 2012 - 12:00 PM
In addition to using it in baked goods I use it in my fruit smoothies which gives them a nice nutty flavour and great health benefits which is why I use it. My dietitian told me to start using about 1 tsp a time and gradually work up to 1 tablespoon or more per serving.
I forgot, I add it to my smoothies too. It's really good in the pumpkin pie smoothie.
Posted 06 July 2012 - 06:44 AM
You should not bloat up from it, but if you do, use less for a while and work your way up.
It's great for Omega 3s, reducing inflammation and "keeping things running smoothy".
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