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 TheReason_
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I love the stuff, I put 2 heaping tablespoons in my morning shake. If I have another one later on, after biking or the gym, I'm always tempted to put more in. Can you eat too much of it? I love the taste!!!


Typical breakfast shake...

1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup unsweetened no fat yogurt
2 heaping tablespoons ground flax seed
sometimes a spoonful of peanut butter
30 grams of whey protien.
 satx78218
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Can you eat too much ground flax seed?
Posted: 9/16/2009 7:23:42 AM
I ground up 1/2 cup flax seed in my morning blender drink for 2 years and lived to tell about. :)
 Belle Requin
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Can you eat too much ground flax seed?
Posted: 9/16/2009 8:06:14 AM
Can you eat too much? Probably. But I don't think you're anywhere near it. Maybe if you were eating 8 cups of it in a day it might be too much bulk, but 4 tbsp? No, that's not too much flax.
 TheReason_
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Can you eat too much ground flax seed?
Posted: 9/16/2009 8:44:54 AM
Thanks for the info people. I really do like the taste, it's good to know there's not much concern if I throw it into a shake after the gym or a good bike ride.

:)
 Svetlana Blue
Joined: 6/23/2009
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Can you eat too much ground flax seed?
Posted: 9/16/2009 10:26:16 AM
It is good on salads too...I use flax seed instead of croutons. :)
 TheReason_
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Can you eat too much ground flax seed?
Posted: 9/16/2009 2:09:03 PM
I bet it would be a great addition to pesto!!!
 TheReason_
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Can you eat too much ground flax seed?
Posted: 9/17/2009 9:01:57 AM
What is Crunchy Snacks, is that a cereal, or the name of that dish....

Sounds interesting. Might have to give it a go.

:)
 Outdoor2
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Can you eat too much ground flax seed?
Posted: 9/17/2009 11:10:35 PM
Ground flax seed is good...whole flax seed passes right through you.
 Lineitup
Joined: 3/25/2006
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Can you eat too much ground flax seed?
Posted: 2/21/2010 4:05:42 AM
I used to put it in my cereal every day but now I just pop fish oil caps for my Omegas.
 Peppermint_Petunias
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Can you eat too much ground flax seed?
Posted: 3/11/2014 1:07:25 PM
Flax oil is usually recommended over salmon oil for type 2 diabetics and men for prostrate health.
I think people *in general* should mix it up.

Get healthy fats from numerous sources.
Seeds, nuts, olives, avocados, salmon, coconut oil

3 tablespoons of ground flax seeds should not do any harm to someone with a healthy colon.
Depends on what benefit you are seeking and what health issues you may have or may be concerned with as to how much you can eat.
 satx78218
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Can you eat too much ground flax seed?
Posted: 5/10/2014 7:27:45 AM
The reason for freshly ground is that flax oil is unsaturated and oxidizes, become stale, rancid, quickly.

One doesn't need any special appliance to grind flax or other seeds. A blender will "air mill" the seeds into seed meal.
 satx78218
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Can you eat too much ground flax seed?
Posted: 6/17/2014 8:30:09 AM
As with unfermented soy and Mexican yam, flax contains bioidentical phytoestrogen.

Not a good food for women with elevated familial risk for estrogen positive cancers, and not a good food for men.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3074428/

Then add in atrazine, BPA, and other hormone-disrupting crap from BigChem, we live in a toxic chemical soup.

And you ladies wonder why your guy, even young'uns, can't get it up and keep it up? LOL

A mitigating factor is the orally ingested hormones generally don't survive digestion. That's why estrogens and testosterone are administered transdermally.
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