Flax seeds mini muffins

Ingredients

1 1/4 cups of flaxseed

1 egg

1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp butter

1/2 tsp baking gluten-free baking powder

1or 1/2 tsp of sugar depending on how sweet you want it.

Method

It’s your choice to cook in the oven or microwave which only take a minute to cook.

First of all you need to blend the flaxseed in a mini blender to crush flaxseed until it looks like breadcrumbs.

Then combine all ingredient and place in small ceramics that are microwavable. Or in the oven and cook for a minute.

I have been seeing a Dietitian since 2012 and still is, my last visit with her was a few weeks before the Christmas holiday and before my visit with her I was riddled with back pain which was affecting my side and groin. After a visit with GP, I was sent to the hospital to have a scan. To find out if it was arthritis in my hips which I had in the past, and was thinking it has flared up. Instead, the result came back with Constipation this is from eating breadsticks and crackers when I’m too lazy to prepare something for myself. Or shopping around to find healthy food. I was told by the Dietitian to have flaxseed every day so this is one recipe my cousin gave to me recently. I tried it a week ago after not taking my antihistamines for a day and biting into the flaxseed muffins I had a nasty allergic reaction first to pumpkins seeds now flax seeds. I had to quickly take an antihistamine. Now I can’t have any more flaxseed until further tests have been done by the allergist and dietician, how disappointing! With such great benefits for us all. Here are some of the benefits of Flaxseed Enjoy.

The Benefits of Flaxseed

Is flaxseed the new wonder food? Preliminary studies show that it may help fight heart disease, diabetes and breast cancer.

Some call it one of the most powerful plant foods on the planet. There’s some evidence it may help reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes. That’s quite a tall order for a tiny seed that’s been around for centuries.

Why do people takes flaxseed?

Flaxseed and flaxseed oil contain alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), one of the essential omega-3 fatty acids that partly and inefficiently converts into DHA and EPA — more active omega-3s — in the body. While flaxseed hasn’t yet been shown to improve heart disease risk, there’s good evidence that flaxseed and flaxseed oil may lower cholesterol levels.

Ground flaxseed — but not flaxseed oil — may also help with menopausal symptoms. One study showed that 40 grams per day may be similar to hormone therapy for improving mild menopause symptoms, such as hot flashes and night sweats. But other studies contradict this finding. Ground flaxseed may also ease constipation.

Flaxseed has also been shown to improve kidney function in people with lupus. If you have lupus — or any other medical condition — it’s very important to talk with your doctor about any supplements you take.

Flaxseed oil, like fish oil, has been studied for lowering triglycerides. However, most studies show they do not affect triglyceride levels and may even raise them.

Flaxseed is being studied for many other conditions, ranging from cancer to diabetesto osteoporosis. At this point, there is not enough evidence to support flaxseed for these conditions.

How much flaxseed should I take

There is no set dose of flaxseed. In studies of people with high cholesterol, 15 to 50 grams of flaxseed per day has been used; 40 grams have been used for mild menopause symptoms. Flaxseed must be ground prior to ingestion or it won’t work for these conditions. Ask your doctor for advice.

Flaxseed can be mixed with liquid or food, such as muffins or bread. To be absorbed, however, it must me ground before using it to allow the oils to be available. Some people use a small coffee grinder to grind daily doses as needed.

Published by DFV Queen

I have develop a passion for natural and healthy life style, starting with a vegan life style including regular exercising each day. Which helped to feel inspired and happy within myself. my diet is very restricted due to severe allergies! When ever a food triggers a hostile response from the body's immune system the result is an allergy attack, which on occasion may be life-threatening although it's relatively simple to identifying problem foods, avoiding them completely is not always easy. My journey with allergies hasn't been easy "but" it has helped me to becomes a stronger person and would like to share and encourage others to never get discouraged, there's always light at the end of the tunnel if you keep persevering.

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