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How To Bring Flax Into Your Diet 

You can buy flax at your local health food store. Unless they sell large quantities of it, you should find it in the refrigerated area, so that it does not become rancid. You get more benefit out of the seeds if they are ground (a clean coffee grinder works better than your teeth) or at least bruised (such as with a mortar and pestle) as intact seeds pass through your system without full benefit.

At home flax should be refrigerated or frozen to prevent the fragile oil in them from becoming rancid. Rancid flax will smell like paint and will loose its slightly sweet and nutty flavor. The seeds should not be exposed to high heat or air for a prolonged period of time. Therefore, just buy a small amount (1 lb. or less), in order to keep your quantity fresh.


Eat plain with a spoon in a bowl as a snack
Add to hot or cold cereal,
Sprinkle on salad, plain yogurt with fruit, cucumbers
Spread on sandwiches (peanut or almond butter sandwiches)-may make paste with a few oily nuts such as pecans in food processor
Mix into dough of cookies, breads, muffin
Blend with smoothies, potato dishes,.



Chocolate chips (preferably dark)
Flax seeds or meal
Orange Peel (make sure if frozen that water has evaporated off )
Cinnamon to taste (optional)

Melt chocolate in microwave or double boiler. Remove from heat source. Add in as much flax as the chocolate will hold while chocolate is still warm. Then add in optional orange peel and cinnamon to taste.  
Drop spoonfuls onto wax paper and allow to cool and become firm. Store and enjoy in a quantity of  2-1/2   Tablespoons of flax per day.