Post # 1
- Wedding: July 2010 - Amy's Manor
So I just read recently that flax seed oil (taking 1tbsp a day) can help achieve a healthy glow to skin. I read that by taking 1tpsp a day can lead to skin changes within as little as a week! I can’t commit to eating salmon or another high omega-3 fish everyday so this seems like a good option. Anyone have experience with flax seed oil? I’m wondering about ways to add to food, making it easier to incorporate into my diet.
Post # 3
I was advised to this b/c of an eye infection (I guess it helps tears flow better or something). And the side benefit they mention is lower cholesterol, though I have such low levels and high ratio it didn’t make a difference for me. I’ve been mixing it with balsamic vinegar and putting it on my salad that I eat almost everyday at lunch. Earlier I was more diligent about making sure I got it everyday, and I would put it on toast. Not as good as olive oil for salad or butter for toast, but bearable.
It’s possible that my skin is a lot clearer since I’ve started this…haven’t paid much attention though.
If you think of anything else, let me know!
Post # 4
We bought a bag of flax seeds and I sprinkle them onto all kinds of food. any soups, salads, or casseroles.. even cookies. Fi isn’t a big fan but he’s the one with high cholesterol so I guess he’ll get over it
Post # 5
Flax seed oil is amazing, not just for skin, but for hair, nails, etc! When I take 1 tablespoon of flax seed oil and/or cod liver oil per day, my nails grow stronger, and break less, my skin looks better (not as dry), and my hair breaks less too. The longer you maintain a daily dose, the better/more results you will see.
I had the best results when I took 1 tablespoon each of cod liver and flax seed oil every day, but it gets expensive. I was just eating it from the spoon, but found the oil hard to swallow. You can also get them in capsule form – I’m a vitamin taker anyway, so I just take my daily allotment in the morning with everything else.
You can also add flax seeds directly to salads, cereal, oatmeal, anything. It doesn’t taste like much (to me anyway).
Make sure to get the oil cold-pressed and if possible, organic and certified. If you want healthy skin, adding more toxins to your body is not the way to go. 🙂
Post # 6
Oh.. I put them in before cooking so they cook right in. They soften this way. If you sprinkle them over food raw they have the consistency of a sesame seed. kind of a grassy flavor. to me.
Post # 7
I read on a website about how flax seed oil pureed with cottage cheese and spread on toast is an anti-cancer food. The woman said it didn’t taste bad, but got rid of the gooey texture of the flax seed oil. I hear it is good for the GI tract, too. Try getting a facial so you start off with a "clean slate" of fresh, healthy skin.
Post # 8
i buy ground flax seed, and mix it into oatmeal while its cooking, or into yogurt along with a little kashi go lean crunch- otherwise its a weird texture in the yogurt.
Post # 9
I just drip some on basically every food I can think of. If you like a drizzle of olive oil on chicken, fish, salad, veggies, just switch one of those times in for flax seed oil. The oil acts as a lubricant in your body which increases the elasticity of your skin and hair while encouraging a beautiful ‘glow!’
Post # 10
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
I started taking these on doctor’s orders before eye surgery. They definitely help with dry eyes, and also with skin and nails!
Post # 11
- Wedding: July 2010 - Amy's Manor
This is great! I’m so glad that it’s working well for so many of you. Ok, well I’m convinced! Thanks ladies! 🙂
Post # 12
I use flax in everything as well as take a flax seed oil pill. I love the ground flax meal in yogurt (1tbsp), with flour as a coating for fish or chicken, in yogurt, as en egg substitute (many vegan recipes call for it) and mixed with honey for fruit. I am really happy with my skin but, I drink a ton of water and eat lots of veggies. Either way, flax rocks (and it’s filling)
Post # 13
OOh im going to try this! I will update you guys 🙂
Post # 14
I put flax seeds in yogurt and cereal and oatmeal.
Post # 15
I’m also on the flax seed band wagon. For those of you who want to try, it’s important to know that you MUST grind or chop flax seeds to get the benefits. Your body cannot process the whole seed. So oil, meal or grinding the seeds (I pop them in the coffee grinder I use for spices) is the way to go. Happy nutrition!