which is better to use, milled flaxseed or flaxoil.
to buy both these is expensive so if i was to use 1 which is the best choice.
I personally use milled flaxseed 5-6 mornings a week. I don't have any reason for using seeds over oil. I did some looking after seeing your question though and I found the following here
It appears that the essential difference is that the milled seeds contain extra fibre, protein and lignans.
It can be expensive. The best value I've found is in the Health food shop in Dundrum Centre. H&B are more expensive. If anyone knows where to source milled flaxseed cheaper, then I'm interested to hear about it.
I buy the Linwoods milled flaxseed, you can get it in most Health Food shops, some Chemists and my local Centra! It's €7.99 per bag and that lasts me a month or so. How does that compare price-wise to elsewhere?
I find the milled flaxseed easier to eat tbh - I miss it in with my whey protein or in cottage cheese in the evenings for snacks.
Ditto, I put it into my daily protein shake. You could also add it to cereals very easily. The milled stuff is easier to eat too.
What size is the bag?
I've recently found some in tesco - can't remember the brand or the size (it's fairly small) for around €3.50 - will have a look when i go home!
425g! It's a decent enough sized bag tbh, and I don't think it's grossly overpriced.
Isn't that the Budwig diet - is it preventative as well as therapeutic?
ooh, I'd never heard of that until now!! I eat it because I love the taste, never knew it was a known dietary protocol
Taken from http://www.healingcancernaturally.com/budwig_protocol.html
greatstuff, that article was very informative. im training for sports and flaxseed is recommended
As I suspected, the one I get in tesco is only 175g, Virginia Harvest cold-milled flaxseed - 3.50ish
Yeah flaxseed oil is rotten, and apparantly it can get rancid quickly.
Can I ask what the benefits of using flaxseed are and how ye incorporate into your diet. I saw it in Dunnes yesterday evening but didn't purchase as I wanted to ask you guys the benefits/uses?
Flax is a great source of Omega-3, the same fat that you get from oily fish and you now see it in lots of other supplements too. It's a very important fat for your brain to stay healthy and many people in the Western World don't get enough of it because of our highly processed diet.
You can eat it as flax oil (as a salad dressing or over veg, you can't cook with it) or as milled flaxed seeds - the ground up seeds give you the extra benefits of fibre and protein. You can add the milled seeds to cereals, in porridge, or add to salads. Or you can use it in baking for making healthy (or at least healtheir ) muffins or cakes.
Thanks Gem, I might buy a packet and use it with my bran flakes in the morning.
I think it works out cheaper if you buy the whole seeds and mill them yourself - you can get an electronic coffee grinder quite cheap (got mine in the kitchen section in Clearys I think for about €30). Buy the whole golden flax seeds from a health food shop - these are apparently shelf stable (don't go rancid!) and mill a batch at a time. I don't know the exact price, but much cheaper then the packets of already milled. I keep mine in a tub in the freezer, then just sprinkle a bit on the morning porridge!