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Flax is bad for you???


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Mike, no. Ground up flax is good for you in moderation

But they (seeds) should still not be used liberally since the effects of high doses (@ 6 TB/day) are unknown. The amount needed for the nutritional benefits is 1 TB/day. Two Tablespoons isn't going to cause any problems, though . Just use common sense, basically, with something which is not fully known; that's the recommendation, based on concerns.

 

The oil, yes, nix it; it's not necessary anyway. The seeds are more nutritious and beneficial.

 

Of course, you could also use chias, hemp, and get in nuts and seeds high in Omegas, such as walnuts . Whole food sources are always the optimal, first choice.

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Oh, thank goodness. When I first saw this thread it scared the flax out of me . I typically grind up a teaspoon in my morning shake, but I may just increase my intake to one tablespoon every morning. I agree about whole foods. I think bad things tend to happen when we start extracting bits and pieces of good foods. Thanks, raven!

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