Johanna Budwig in her book, Flax Oil As A True Aid Against Arthritis, Heart Infarction, Cancer And Other Diseases, suggests that if one uses flax seed and grinds it, it must be consumed within ten to fifteen minutes as the fat tends to get rancid immediately. This is the reason that flax oil properly pressed can only be found in the refrigerated section of health food stores (Sometimes it can be found at health food stores and sometimes not) and is very expensive! Flax seed stores well for many years and contains the proteins that are needed to prepare the oil for absorption by the body. For this reason we have provided a flax seed kit.

It is best to start with one level tablespoon of flax seed per day. After a few weeks, increase to two level tablespoons per day. One can stay at this level or after a few more weeks increase to three level tablespoons of flax seed per day. More than this is not needed. Flax seed has a great tendency to absorb water and becomes very bulky. It is important to add it to a liquid and to gradually go into the use of it, especially if one has suffered from constipation in the past. To get the consistency you want, grind the seed to a count of 35 to 40.

 

Suggested Recipes:

Ground Flax seed can be used sprinkled on the top of almost any food that is going to be consumed immediately. It is good stirred into a whole grain cereal such as oatmeal. It is important to drink at least a full 8 oz. Cup of liquid at the same time.

"Milk" Smoothie:

  • Grind two level tablespoons flax seed.
  • Add to 1 ½ cups soy milk
  • Blend.


Pineapple Smoothie:

  • Grind two level tablespoons flax seed
  • Add to 2 cups pineapple juice
  • Add 1 banana
  • Blend

Veggie Plus Smoothie:

  • Grind two level tablespoons flax seed
  • Add to any fresh pressed juice (carrot, apple or orange juice for example)
  • Stir or blend

Berry Smoothie:

  • Grind two level tablespoons flax seed
  • Add to 2 cups pineapple juice
  • Add fresh or frozen berries
  • Blend


Egg Substitute:

  • an egg substitute is 1 tablespoon finely ground flax + 3 tablespoons of water = 1 egg.
Cold Soup:
  • Blend:
    • 2 cups water
    • Juice of ½ lemon
    • 1 large clove garlic
    • 2 cups of greens (sunflower, spinach, or chard)
    • 1 avocado
    • 2 ground tablespoons of flax seed
Almond Milk
  • Soak (in blender) over night 25 almonds
  • Pour off soak water
  • Put in 2 cups cold water
  • 1 banana (optional)
  • 2 ground tablespoonfuls flax seed
  • Blend

***hulled sprouted sunflower seeds or sesame seeds can be used, using about 1/3 cup.

 

 

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