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kiramon
Thursday, January 7, 2010, 1:46am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I've been making a concious effort to increase omega 3 intake. Reading up on it is a bit more complex than I'm ready for at the moment. I'm using Flax seed, Kale, Romaine, Salmon, and walnuts for a start. The thing is it looks like Flax seed has a high quatity of Omega 3 (ALA) I believe. But... I'm not so sure they agree with me. They are listed as neutral. Does anyone have any experience with how to go about eating them and whether or not they have a laxative like effect? Any help or links for further reading would be most appreciated. Thanks!
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http://www.amazon.com/Crown-Pr.....262843529&sr=8-7

Sardines are a good source of Omega 3's.  
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There is a company in Canada that processes great Flax Seed.

http://www.flaxfood.com


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Chia seeds have the highest concentration of Omega 3's from a plant source. You can grind the seeds in a coffee grinder and the product takes on a gel -like consistency when you add it with water. Should be pretty easy to digest!


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Really? Cool!! Does anyone know if its true that the big difference b/n plant & fish based omega 3, is that the latter "crosses the brain barrier" - as in is better for cognitive function/enhancement...
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Well some danish scientists belives that people whos forefathers/mothers ate  a lot of fish have a difficult time to get enough omega 3 from plant sources
since the body needs to convert it
and btw women should be better at it than men.

For me I need fish souces.


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Sounds true, Henriette, but I really like flax.  I buy the split seed in a vaccuum sealed bag and keep in freezer. I use a Tb. in the morning and one at night in water, juice or tea. Yes, it has a beneficial effect on regularity if you drink a lot of water. If not, could clog up, no joke. Keep things flowing with water. I also use flax oil on toast, salad, mixed with something that hides the flavor....lemon, evoo, etc.
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Quoted from kiramon
I've been making a concious effort to increase omega 3 intake. Reading up on it is a bit more complex than I'm ready for at the moment. I'm using Flax seed, Kale, Romaine, Salmon, and walnuts for a start. The thing is it looks like Flax seed has a high quatity of Omega 3 (ALA) I believe. But... I'm not so sure they agree with me. They are listed as neutral. Does anyone have any experience with how to go about eating them and whether or not they have a laxative like effect? Any help or links for further reading would be most appreciated. Thanks!


I grind 2 tbs flax seed in a coffe grinder and mix in in my protein shakes. Helps thicken things up




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I like it ground up in the coffee grinder and mixed with a little cayenne in some tomato juice.  Well.....at least I did until I discovered tomatoes don't like me too much.




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I enjoy chia as is......crunchy and delicious
linseeds I do grind


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