Over the past several days, I have been listening to The Underground Wellness Show’s free on-line event called Real Food Summit. One of many the speakers, Yuri Elkaim, was talking about flax and how good it is for your body. Well, we all know that, right? What I didn’t know is that in order for our bodies to process flax properly, it must be ground! I had no clue! Here all this time I’ve been using whole flax seeds only to find that they have not truly been benefiting me. I wonder how many others out there didn’t know this!
It's better to use ground flax because whole flaxseeds just pass right through your body undigested. Eating ground flaxseed allows your body to get the omegas as well as the phytochemicals. Also, the meal contains fibers that our gut needs.
So short, and sweet, buy ground flax. If you find that whole flax is cheaper, you can grind it yourself if you have a coffee grinder.