Flaxseeds, Omega 3 fat source
Without exaggeration, flaxseeds are considering to be miraculous and extremely rich food with nutrients. There are several reasons, and main is that in the amount of one spoonful of seeds we can find even 1.8 grams of Omega-3 fatty acids.
Beside Omega-3 fat, flaxseeds contain lutein, thiamine, riboflavin, and minerals and fibers.
Who Should Take FlaxSeeds?
Those who do not intake enough Omega-3 fat on a regular diet
Those who do not eat fish and other animal or vegetable sources of unsaturated fatty acids can compensate the lack of them with flaxseed or linseed oil. You can take Two tablespoons of seeds or one tablespoon of oil daily.
People with digestive problems
Flaxseeds contain several types of fibers and can solve many digestive problems such as constipation and irregular stools. Also, some fibers that you can find in flaxseeds have the properties of intestinal cleansers. And often doctors and nutritionists recommend taking flax seeds on a daily basis to stimulate digestion and eliminate constipation.
How and how much to consume flaxseeds and linseed oil?
Flaxseed oil does not have some fine taste. But it is very nutritious and therefore it is recommended to add it to a cottage cheese or yogurt.
Budwig diet protocol
There is well known Budwig diet protocol. When you mix low-fat cottage cheese with flaxseed oil to prevent or cure cancer and chronic diseases.
The recipe is:
Two tablespoons of cottage cheese to one tablespoon of oil. Do not mix more than you will consume, because you should consume it always fresh.
Example: Mix 4 tablespoons of cottage cheese to 2 tablespoons of flax oil, consume it twice a day, depending on the severity of your health condition. The oil and cottage cheese you must thoroughly mix at low speed until you achieve creamy with no standing oil mixture.
If you can’t stand the taste of oil, you can mix the cottage cheese and flaxseeds, but first, you have to grind the flaxseeds (not more than 5-6 seconds in a grinder) and it must not stay ground more than 15 minutes because it goes rancid. So 4 tablespoons of cottage cheese and 2 tablespoons of flax seeds freshly ground, mix thoroughly and drink immediately. More about Budwig protocol you can find here.