Harvard Study Links Seed to 37% Increase in Weight Loss

We’ve long known that flax seeds are packed with health-promoting properties.  But new research at Harvard University indicates that these seeds give weight loss efforts a serious boost.  The scientists found that flax’s polyunsaturated fats and fiber caused study participants to lose 37% more weight than their non-flax eating counterparts.

Avoid cooking with flax seeds or flax seed oil since heat destroys the beneficial properties of the seeds. The study results were obtained with the ground seeds but both ground flax seeds and oil have beneficial healing properties.

Add either the ground seeds or oil to already cooked foods or salads. I toss a tablespoon of the ground seeds into smoothies for a nutritious energy drink, and sprinkle them on whole grain pancakes or French toast.

Keep both the ground seeds and oil stored in your refrigerator.

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Past Member 2 years ago

Most people are deficient in omega 3, so when you take flax oil, the metabolism starts to work because it finally has this key fatty acid its missing, and weight drops (even though its an oil) but after your body reaches the amount it truly needs, then the oil promotes weight gain if you take more than you need. Its not something that works all the time, just you need to keep taking it til your body lets you know its time to reduce to a maintenance dose. But you will lose weight if you eat well and your body is deficient because it helps your body work better and you do drop weight.

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