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Darwin Roos
(darwin310) - F

Locale: Great Lakes Area
ground flax seed question on 01/18/2010 19:21:21 MST Print View

For hilly/mountainous 20 mile/day 7-14 day treks, how much ground flax seed would you recommend each day?

drowning in spam
(leaftye) - F

Locale: SoCal
Re: ground flax seed question on 01/18/2010 19:34:23 MST Print View

2-3 scoops seems to be all I need, even though it's just a fraction of what my total fiber intake is supposed to be. And when I say it's all I need, I judge that by the quality of my crap.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Way too much on 01/18/2010 19:41:56 MST Print View

Too much information!
--B.G.--

drowning in spam
(leaftye) - F

Locale: SoCal
Re: Way too much on 01/18/2010 21:16:23 MST Print View

What else do you think a flax seed thread would be about?

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Re: Way too much on 01/18/2010 21:20:27 MST Print View

Lol...well that flax seed is used as a sub for eggs and oil......people do use it in cooking, not just in getting things moving ;-)

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
What size scoop? on 01/19/2010 08:45:32 MST Print View

There are scoops and then there are scoops....

Flax seed scoop

drowning in spam
(leaftye) - F

Locale: SoCal
Re: What size scoop? on 01/19/2010 09:02:48 MST Print View

I'd have to guess, but I think 1 scoop is about 1/10th of a cup. All I know is that it's significantly smaller than the standard protein powder 1/3rd cup scoop.

Robert Alston
(Ocotillo)
Omega 3 fatty acids on 01/20/2010 12:30:52 MST Print View

I eat flaxseed because it is high in Omega 3 fatty acids. I add two scoops to breakfast cereal and a scoop looks to be about a tablespoon. While it is a good source of fiber, two tablespoons is only 4 grams which, as Eugene mentioned, is only a small portion of your daily requirement.

If you are taking this for the fiber you can add fiber with dried fruits, oatmeal, nuts, and granola bars (like Kashi).

Edited by Ocotillo on 01/20/2010 12:33:33 MST.

George Matthews
(gmatthews) - MLife
Re: ground flax seed question on 01/20/2010 20:20:21 MST Print View

warning - if not kept cold it becomes rancid

Laurie Ann March
(Laurie_Ann) - F

Locale: Ontario, Canada
flax seed on 01/27/2010 06:11:06 MST Print View

You also need to keep it out of the light so wrap in something like a piece of foil... I make a raw flax seed cracker for the trail which you might like. Let me know and I can post the recipe.