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Healthy Food Blog: Benefits of Flax Seed

I never even heard of flax seeds until about five years ago.

According to the Real Age website, ground flax seed lowers blood pressure because it’s rich in those nourishing omega 3 oils. I’ll drink to that.

I add 1 tablespoon of ground whole flax seed in my protein drink for an added boost of fiber. It also makes the protein drink more filling and is low glycemic.

According to the article, they are telling you to get the whole flax seed and grind it in a coffee or spice grinder. Fine. If you have time. However, I find Bob’s Red Mill ground whole flax meal  perfect. Keep it tightly closed in the refrigerator and it won’t go rancid; no grinding necessary. 

You can also sprinkle it on top of your oatmeal or cold cereal and over fruit and/or yogurt for a nutty taste or add some to muffin or bread mix.


  1. I’ve been buying breakfast cereal with flax seed at Trader Joe’s. Love it. FYI, I read that whole flax seed does not doing anything for you, nutritionally, because they are so small and the shell is hard that it passes right through your body without getting broken down. I like your idea of grinding it in the coffee grinder.

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