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Flaxseed and Diabetes, anyone is using them ?

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by cherifi1965, Jun 18, 2014.

  1. cherifi1965

    cherifi1965 · Newbie

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    Hi there,

    I started taking Flaxseeds, I added them to my diet, and I feel much better, anyone is doing the same thing ?? please get to me and let me know if you have good results and how long have you been using them?? I am thinking to stop metforming and glicazide and all the rest.

    you can find more details and the benefits of flaxseeds on this link : www.m.webmd.com/diet/features/benefits-of-flaxseed

    Thanks
     
  2. Jenny39579

    Jenny39579 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I have recently started using them and I swear by them.

    I'm trying to lose weight at present, and I find flaxseed added to my foods really does make me feel fuller.

    Apparently, they can also help slow down the absorption of carbohydrate, provided they're eaten with carbohydrate. Which is good for keeping blood sugars stable.

    I've lost 7lbs so far since I started my healthy eating diet. And my blood sugar is usually around about 6.

    So Yeah, I would recommend getting flaxseeds into ones diet! :)

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  3. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Eat linseeds (flaxseeds) every morning for breakfast together with sunflower and pumpkin seeds.
     
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    jack412 Type 2 · Expert

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    I found they are an acquired taste, so start with small additions, but it won't make such a difference that you can drop your meds. low carb might
     
  5. Jenny39579

    Jenny39579 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've been thinking about trying pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds. I might get some and add them to my wheat bran for brekkie!
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    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    They are quite cheap in Lidl or Aldi, don't get them in Holland & Barrett as they can be quite expensive unless they have a offer on. I add mine to my morning porridge as it cooks.
     
  7. Jenny39579

    Jenny39579 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the tip,

    I think they sell them in Poundland, but you'll probably get more for your money in Lidl and Aldi.

    Their Almonds are far cheaper than any other shop I've looked in.
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  8. cherifi1965

    cherifi1965 · Newbie

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    Thanks Jenny for that


     
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    cath99 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    i use them in bread as the main ingrident , as i dont buy any now not sure if they do me much good but bread tastes nice x
     
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    peacetrain Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've been using it for about 5 months and enjoy it. I don't know how much impact it has had because I've changed so many things about my diet. I'm sure it's making a good contribution to my well being.


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  11. sunspots

    sunspots Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    They leave a persistent horrible taste for me. I wonder if genetics play a part like it does in some children's perception of greens being bitter?
     
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    Indy51 Type 2 · Expert

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    Same thing for me - I think they are mostly rancid by the time we buy them, especially if pre-ground. Ugh - disgusting stuff!
     
  13. sunspots

    sunspots Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes I thought it might be something yo do with the age of the seeds, but then I remembered I really don't like Burgen bread either.
     
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