Flaxseed Versus Crohn's Disease

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Probably one of the best benefits that comes from regularly eating flaxseeds is that you will have a healthier digestive track. Your digestive tract will actually be lined with mucilage. This fiber is gel-forming and keeps your stomach from emptying too quickly as well as lowering gut inflammation. People who have digestive problems, such as Crohn's disease can benefit from eating this seed.

Flaxseed Flour Flaxseed flour is a little different from flaxseed meal. The main difference is that the flour is ground even smaller than the meal is. The particles are so small that it will actually look like normal white flour. It can't be used as a one-to-one substitute, though, since it lacks gluten. You can replace some of the white flour with flaxseed flour, but be sure to increase the liquid in your recipe, as it requires more than regular wheat flour. After a few times baking with flaxseed
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Flaxseed meal is simply milled flaxseed. You can buy it already prepared in a store, but this is easy to do at home in a food processor or in a high-speed blender. It's important to only grind up small amounts at a time, as the meal can go rancid. If you have more than you can use quickly you can store it either in your refrigerator or in your freezer for a while until you need it. Always smell it before using it to make sure that it hasn't gone bad.

Flax Eggs As part of vegan baking, some people have been creating “flax eggs” to replace regular eggs in their recipes. These are simple to make and are simply a tablespoon of ground flax added to three tablespoons of water. Whisk the flaxseed meal into the water until it becomes gelatinous. Unfortunately, it won't perform exactly like eggs when baking, but using a flax egg is a great way to veganise some recipes, such as cookies, pancakes, quick breads, muffins, and brownies.


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