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    ok so thinking i was being very smart and primal i bought a half kilo of flax seeds from my local market today. Sad thing is when i got home and opened up the MDA forums to read up some more about them i realised that they arent actually recommended by a lot of people here.

    So should i feed them to the birds or is there benefits to be derived from small amounts of flax seed?

    thanks!

  • #2
    feed them to the birds, then eat the birds. Jk, sorta.
    =)

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    • #3
      Well, you will still have to do something else as far as your omega3 needs. Sadly flax isn't great for that.

      I do use it to thicken foods sometimes and yesterday I blogged about using it for hair gel.

      I say if you like them don't toss them out.
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      • #4
        i wouldnt say that i dont like them. i would like to use them for something, but having read that they come with a lot of health risks, such as increase chance of prostate cancer, im not exactly sure its a good idea?

        erikJ's idea does sound pretty good haha

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        • #5
          I love flax seed! I use it in all of my grain free baking- adds cohesion that most grain free baked good lack. Plus, it's full of fibre.
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          • #6
            I've heard that you get better absorption of the nutrients when you grind or soak the flax. When I was doing the raw food thing, I tried lots of flax stuff. Flax crackers can be good when you're craving that carb crunch or want something to eat your messy foods with.

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            • #7
              I bought some ground up and keep it in the fridge.

              I make a bun with ground flax, coconut flour, an egg, and Greek yogurt. 2 min in the microwave and that's a meal.

              If you have seeds, you can use a coffee grinder for cooking. Keep the seeds in the fridge. I think leaving them out is what causes the health concerns.

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              • #8
                It's horrible stuff. Thought I would get "healthy" a year ago so ate 2 tablespoons a day of it. Months later I developed a small goiter and my hair was brittle and thinning. Took me 9 months to figure out it was the flax seed messing with my thyroid. Stopped it and my hair issues started correcting in days. Goiter gone.

                Google the topic and you will be horrified.

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                • #9
                  Flax seeds taste like tiny niblets of nothing. Why anyone would want to eat them is beyond me.

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                  • #10
                    I like cooking with flax seed meal better than almond or coconut. Everyday Paleo's (which I'm cooking my way through in June) breakfast suggestion the other day was pancakes using almond flour. All I had was flax. They turned out fantastic
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                    • #11
                      haha thanks all for your posts, but i still dont get it..... some people are saying its terrible stuff, and other people love it. Maybe its one of those personal choice things, but i think in the end im going to chuck them having heard about the negative impacts of flax. oh well, at least they weren't expensive

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                      • #12
                        I think flax is fine in moderation like anything else. It probably shouldn't be a regular staple of your diet. I think the seeds or the oil are great additions to my smoothies.

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                        • #13
                          I like to use flax meal in Rivvin's angry bread. Last weekend I made some of the bread and put butter and honey on it when it was hot and it was like eating a big fat buckwheat pancake. I only make it about once a week or less.

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                          • #14
                            Wow! The things you learn! I have thyroid nodules, and have consumed a fair amount of flax seeds in my life. Paleofan mentioned issues with flax seed and thyroids. I did Google. I was horrified. And I'm going to toss out the seeds I currently have. Thank you Paleofan.

                            I did want to mention that my doctor, one of the best known endocrinologists in the US, said that there were no direct causes between thyroid issues and diet. It's scary what doctor's don't know. I'd rather change the way I eat then toss a drug at a problem if it will help. Pills scare me.
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                            • #15
                              I don't know much about flax seeds, but eating more than a few dozen every other week (like the number you might get wandering around and picking them off a plant) just doesn't sound right to me. Like other seeds, it's birdfood, no? No way I'd eat tons of them on a regular basis for the same reason I don't eat oil made from seeds.
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