Re: [RawPortland] Flaxseed for Appetite Control
- Thank you, Janna! I often forget to include flax seeds in my diet, as well.And when I do, it's usually in crackers. Which I must admit, I find so delicious that I don't think of it as appetite control--it's more a question of, "Woops, I ate a whole sheet and I was just planning to check and see if they were done yet!" :)Love,Celeste----- Original Message -----From: Janna Blake-AllanTo: LDS Raw Group ; LDS Vegetarian Group ; LDS Natural Health Group ; Portland Raw Group ; RainbowGreen@yahoogroups.comSent: Thursday, August 11, 2005 12:49 AMSubject: [RawPortland] Flaxseed for Appetite ControlThis information came to me in one of the newsletters that I receive on a
regular basis. I thought that most of you would enjoy reading it! I need to
remember to put flax seed in my smoothies ALL the time! Since I have a Vita
Mix...I can just put 1 or 2 tablespoons in the blender and it will end up
smooth. But, if you don't have Vita Mix or a K-Tek Champ...then grind them
in a coffee grinder until fine...then you can put them in your smoothie (or
dip or dressing or whatever).
Flax Seeds for Appetite Control
Flax seeds are an excellent food to incorporate into your healthy eating
plan. With their heart healing omega 3 and 6 (essential fatty acids),
colon cleansing fiber and immune enhancing lignans, you owe it to your body
to give this food a chance to do it's miraculous work.
By eating flax seeds on a daily basis for several weeks you can promote
normal cholesterol levels, your digestion will improve and you will
generally feel better.
One quarter cup of Flax seeds have more colon cleansing fiber than one cup
of the following:
40% bran flakes Total cereal black beans lentils chickpeas brown rice
The same amount (1/4 cup) of flax seeds contains as many immune enhancing
90 pounds of cabbage 82 pounds of bananas 75 pounds of strawberries 26
pounds of broccoli 12 pounds of wheat
You can even make a meal replacement out of a flax seed shake. If you make
a shake and drink 2 glasses of water afterwards, it will reduce your
appetite for the next meal. When using flax seeds, make sure to drink
plenty of water as they are like sponges and absorb water quickly.
Flax seeds also have a mild laxative effect, so don't over do it.
Buy whole flax seeds, keep them in the refrigerator, and grind them in a
good coffee grinder (used only for flax seeds) just before use. Flax seeds
oxidize quickly once ground, so only grind them right before you use them
and don't buy flax seeds already ground up.
Here is a recipe I whip up on occasion that my whole family enjoys:
Flax shake for one:
1 cups water 1 cup ice 1 banana 1 1/2 tablespoons finely ground flax seeds
Throw all of this into a blender and whip it until frothy. After drinking
it, follow with another glass of water if needed.
I have tried grinding flax seeds with a food processor, but it doesn't
work. You must use a coffee grinder.