Do you understand how the dietary fiber in flax seed supports radiant health?
A really important health strategy we’d like to share with you: consume one heaping tablespoon of flax seeds that have been germinated (soaked) for 24 hours. Notice we did NOT say ground flax seed.
What’s wrong with Ground Flax Seed?
The natural food marketplace is awash with flax fiber and ground flax seed in everything from bread to dog treats. This folly (ground flax seed) accelerates every year in spite of the massive documentation that even rats and other rodents cannot chew flax seeds well enough to get anything out of them, unless they are germinated. The information on the shortcoming of ground flax seed is nothing new – it’s been available for over 20 years. We consider their inclusion in so many foods exploitation of the buying public. This causes us to wonder about the intelligence and/or the integrity of the people designing and marketing these products.
The dietary fiber from soaked flax seed can be a life changer.
Flax seed has one of the highest dietary fiber contents of any food. it varies between 22% to 26%. This is twice the percentage of high fiber beans. A half ounce of dry whole flax seed provides between 20% and 25% of your daily fiber needs. The sad fact is, this much dietary fiber is more than what most people consume daily. If you’re consuming the SAD diet (standard American diet) this will probably more than double your present dietary fiber intake. You could spend hundreds of dollars a month on supplements, and not achieve the radiant health that you would from a small amount of soaked flax seeds daily.
This recommendation is quite ordinary, inexpensive and simple. Many people with elimination problems that have profoundly affected their health and enjoyment of life, have been healed with soaked flax seeds. This little known remedy has worked for many people that have consulted health practitioners of all descriptions, and tried a broad variety of pharmaceutical and natural cures to no avail. The fiber in flax seed is impervious to chewing, grinding and digestion until it is germinated. Soaked flax seeds are well-absorbed and act as a mild natural “broom” in the colon.
There are literally hundreds of studies on the benefits of flax seed oil. This essential fatty acid has helped many people who have a history of consuming trans fatty acids (TFA). TFAs include hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated vegetable oils used in frying, processed foods, and margarine. Nearly all of us have had too much of TFAs. With flax seeds, while not having the ideal omega 3 to 6 ratio, their consumption is well justified by how well they offset the effects of TFA consumption.
Soaked Flax Seeds cost pennies a day and offer many benefits.
At $2.75/lb and 32 servings/lb, this equals about 8.5 cents/serving (based on 1 heaping Tablespoon=0.5oz). This is a very economical way that provides you with soluble and insoluble fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and lignans. These lignans have been linked to many health benefits and seem to offer a substantial reduction to the occurrence of breast cancer, as well as reduce the risk of breast cancer spreading, if it does occur.
How To Prepare Flax Seeds:
Add a heaping tablespoon of Whole Flax Seeds (avoid ground flax seed) to approximately 2.5 fl.oz. pure water. Cover and leave 24 hrs. – room or fridge temperature are ok. Do this immediately after eating your flax seed-water mixture, so it will be ready for the next morning’s portion.
Soaked flax seeds work well in fruit smoothies (click for that recipe), one of our favorite, simple, inexpensive strategies for radiant health. The gelatinous texture isn’t noticeable in the smoothie.
If you start soaking tomorrow’s seeds today right after consuming today’s seeds, the total prep time for this is under 2 minutes. This costs practically nothing – takes less than 2 minutes – and will result in increase of energy & vitality, longevity.
Most excuses people offer for not consuming soaked flax seeds are silly and don’t make sense, considering all the benefits. When you consider the people who regularly go through costly and invasive colonics, or use expensive, often harsh herbal or chemical laxatives, it’s obvious they don’t want a simple, cheap, or easy solution to their elimination and skin conditions.
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