Nutrition

Flax seed is a high quality easily digestible protein that contains all amino acids essential to health.

It is a good source of natural fiber which supports our digestive system in operating effectively.

It contains approximately 12% mucilage.  This is a water soluble fibre that protects the linings of the stomach and intestines.  It is the best natural laxative available.  It absorbs 5 times its dry weight in moisture from the body and expands to about 20 times while passing through the body.  This is why it is recommended you drink about 5 times the amount of water as crushed seed when digesting it.

It is  also part of the reason it supports weight loss.

It also contains minerals and fat soluble vitamins E and carotene and water soluble vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6 and C. .

Flax is the richest known source of lignans, which are rarely found in other seeds.  It has anti fungal, anti viral and anti bacterial properties and so is extremely beneficial to maintain good health in the body.

If you swallow the seeds whole, they will just pass through the body undigested.  For all the nutrition in the flax seed’s to be absorbed by the body you must grind them fresh yourself just before use.  This ensures you are getting the best possible nutritional value from the seed.  ( A coffee or spice grinder or a liquidiser will grind them successfully).

You can take from 1-6 tablespoons of flax seed per day for improved bodily function, although 1-2 is an average consumption, to maintain health.

One tablespoon of flax oil fulfills our daily recommended intake of omega 3 but you can take 2 tablespoons of flax oil per day if needed.

Cottage cheese or natural yoghurt is recommended to be taken with the oil to obtain maximum health for the body, as together they become water soluble in the body and more easily absorbed to attain maximum benefit.

It can take up to two weeks for Omega 3 to reach our immune system and to notice an improvement in bodily function’s.

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