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August 18, 2009

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sandi @ the whistlestop cafe

I hope everyone clicks on the healthy granola recipe!!!!!

sandi @ the whistlestop cafe

I make this basic recipe different every time I make it... that is the beauty. It is great with any kind of dried fruit and any kind of nut.

Don't complain so~ butter is good for the complexion!

Brad'll Do It

Flax seed? I guess it's healthy, but here's what it leads to (from Wikipedia):

"make fabric, dye, paper, medicines, fishing nets, hair gels and soap"

Glad YOU like it.

JDeQ

Now Brad . . . there are benefits:
Its high content of alpha linolenic acids has made the ancient flax seed become our modern miracle food. Alpha linolenic acid is a type of plant-derived omega 3 fatty acid, similar to those found in fish such as salmon. Benefits of flax seed as shown in many studies include lowering total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol (the Bad cholesterol) levels. Other benefits show that flax seed may also help lower blood triglyceride and blood pressure. It may also keep platelets from becoming sticky therefore reducing the risk of a heart attack.

Other Benefits of Flax seed
Aside from alpha linolenic acid, flax seed is rich in lignan. Lignan is a type phytoestrogen (antioxidant) and also provides fiber. Researches reveal that lignan in flax seed shows a lot of promise in fighting disease -- including a possible role in cancer prevention especially breast cancer. It is thought that lignan metabolites can bind to estrogen receptors, hence inhibiting the onset of estrogen-stimulated breast cancer.

Recent studies also showed positive benefits of flax seed oil in IBD (Crohn's Disease and Colitis). Flax seed oil seems to be able to heal the inner lining of the inflamed intestines.

Moderately include flax seed in your diet. Indeed, a lot of food products contain flax seed such as bread, cereal and bakery goods. Bakers may use flax seed flour or include flax seed in baking.

look at me - I have become a health nut. I think I need to go and eat chocolate!

Brad'll Do It

Have a little butter with your chocolate, and sprinkle some flax seed on top!

JDeQ

LOL - now THAT is the way to go! I wonder - does red win fo with that?

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