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.