My Secret Weapon: Ground Flax Seed

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Regardless of the type of diet I’m on, the one thing that remains consistent in my routine is my secret weapon: flax seed. Yes, I know it’s not a secret anymore, but I wanted to share this with you just in case you need a bit more fiber in your diet.

Flax Seed has great health benefits

Every morning for the last several years I’ve put up to 3 large spoons full of ground flax seed in my morning protein shakes or my yogurt.

While on the 17 Day Diet, even though the seed is not on the list (but the oil is), I’ve continued to eat flax seed every morning. If you want to get technical, you can enjoy seeds on Cycle 3.

Health Benefits of Flax Seed

Flax seed is great for digestion, keeps you fuller longer, and has a great fragrance (at least I think freshly ground golden flax seed smells divine).

Flax seed has many great health benefits

Aside from the reasons I enjoy flax seed, it contains a host of health benefits.

Flax seed not only has soluble and insoluble types of fiber, it also contains Omega-3 essential fatty acids which are shown to have heart-healthy effects.

In addition to fiber and healthy fat, flax seed also contains lignans (more than any other plant food), that have antioxidant qualities and are known for preventing cancer.


If you haven’t already, I highly recommend adding ground flax seed into your daily routine.  There’s too many health benefits to deprive your body of this delicious food!



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5 thoughts on “My Secret Weapon: Ground Flax Seed”

  1. LOVE THIS!!! I couldn’t buy flaxseed oil at the store with my foodstamps and didnt have my card on me (cycle 2- day 4) and I have flaxseed on the lazy susan…. also digestion has been difficult for some reason for me even though i’m doing the 1-2 tbsp of evoo every single day and almost 8 16oz of water, maybe this will help!

    • Lisa, I know chia seeds are really good for you. I don’t know much about them in terms of weight loss, but I imagine they provide a great deal of health benefits. I’m hoping the 17 Day Diet Book will be updated again, but with more of these types of foods.


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