Using a flax seed grinder is a great way to have these nutrient rich seeds whenever you want, in a form that gives you the most benefit.
If you eat flax seeds whole instead of grinding them, your body won't absorb all of the nutrients and beneficial ingredients. You've got to grind them in order to help your body extract all of the goodness out of them.
If you choose to take flaxseed oil instead of eating ground flax seed, know that flax seed oil does not contain fiber and lignans, so you'll miss out on all of the great effects that they offer.
You can purchase ground flaxseed
online or at your grocery store if you don't want to grind it yourself. Just be sure to store it in the refrigerator.
Using Your Flax Seed Grinder
are similar to coffee grinders and food processors (in fact, you can use your coffee grinder or food processor to grind your seeds).
They are very easy to use. For most models, you simply pour some seeds into a small clear compartment, attach it to the base, press a button, and you're done.
Grind only what you will be eating for the next few days, and be sure to keep your ground seed in the refrigerator, as it will go bad if you don't.
Taking 1 tablespoon twice a day will help to relive your hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness.
There are two main types of flaxseed: brown flax seed and golden flax seed. They have a little bit of a different taste, and I think the golden flax seed tastes better, and they blend into foods better.
Ground flax seeds have a nutty flavor that tastes delicious with yogurt (my personal favorite), on top of cereal, toast, salad or baked into muffins and breads.
The Healthful Golden Flax Seed
Eating ground flax seed can have many excellent effects on your health. Along with all of the following, flaxseeds also contain folate, vitamin B-6, magnesium, iron, zinc, and calcium.
Taking phytoestrogens gives our bodies estrogen like effects which can reduce hot flashes, nightsweats, and vaginal dryness. It can also help us to avoid osteoporosis.
Including lignans into your regular diet may also reduce your risk of developing breast cancer and heart disease.
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