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Health Benefits of Organic Flax Seeds – and Why I Love Them

Posted Feb 23 2010 8:12am 1 Comment

I usually always mention that I’ve tossed freshly ground flax into my smoothies, oats, or whatever else I’m eating and I’ve been a HUGE fan of these amazing little seeds for years now. I thought I’d share with you WHY I adore them so much…

organic flax seeds

Check out the nutrition:

  • omega-3 fatty acids
  • manganese
  • dietary fiber
  • magnesium
  • folate
  • copper
  • phosphorus
  • Vitamin B6

(To my knowledge, there is no nutritional differences between the brown flax seeds or the gold – I just seem to prefer the brown.)

Fun Fact!

“Flaxseeds have a long and extensive history. Originating in Mesopotamia, the flax plant has been known since the Stone Ages. One of the first records of the culinary use of flaxseeds is from times of ancient Greece. In both that civilization and in ancient Rome, the health benefits of flaxseeds were widely praised.” – WH Foods

Health Benefits

Organic flax seeds are known to be fantabulous for our health.

Check out this amazing list…

Organic flax seeds:

  • promote bone health
  • have anti-inflammatory properties
  • fight against cancer, diabetes and other disease,
  • help prevent and regulate high blood pressure
  • lowers cholesterol
  • fights prostate cancer growth
  • helps lubricate dry eyes

Attention menopausal women:


I love mine freshly ground. Not only does grinding the flax bring out the nutty, delicious flavor, whole seeds simply pass through your system so it’s best to grind them.

I promote buying whole flax seeds because you don’t know how long the ground flax has been sitting on the shelf and this way, you’re the one who grinds your flax each time and you know when it was ground.

Note: I grind my whole flax seeds up in a coffee grinder. You can keep leftover freshly ground flax in the freezer but I’d only store a small amount as fresh is always best! :-D

I add freshly ground flax to:

  • smoothies
  • oats
  • stir-fry
  • rice dishes
  • salad
  • veggie burgers
  • and more!

salad with flax

This salad was made with: lettuce, carrots, celery, tomato, dates, corn, peas, spinach, pumpkin seeds and drizzled with coconut oil.

Why I Love Them

I love freshly ground flax seeds because they truly do add a rich, nutty flavor to whatever smoothie or food you add them to.

They’re yummy, filling, and I love getting fiber in this way.

They’ve been instrumental in my own battle with inflammation, from Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia (more on that in a future post).

Come on, what’s not to love about the nutritious AND delicious combo freshly ground flax offers?! ;-)

And you can buy organic flax seed in my OpenSky shop – for only $7.49 per pound!!!

Shipping info:

“We will ship orders anywhere within the United States and Canada. At this time, we do not ship to other locations. When your order ships, you will receive a shipment notification via email that will include your tracking number.”OpenSky


Do you love freshly ground flax seeds? Did you realize what a powerful addition they were to our diet? Do you love their nutty flavor? If you’ve never tried them, will you give ‘em a chance now? Let’s talk!



WH Foods: Flaxseeds

Photo: OpenSky

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Summary – Health benefits of Flaxseed

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