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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Fun With Flaxseeds

Many people are already aware of the many awesome benefits of flaxseeds (or linseeds), so I’m a little late getting on the bandwagon. Last weekend I picked up a bag of whole, organic flaxseeds from +The Vitamin Shoppe for $4.99. They are a great source of nutrients, omega-3s, and fiber...and I’m always looking to incorporate more fiber into my diet which is great. To keep things simple, I just sprinkled some on top of my bagel with cream cheese and later added a little to my smoothie and called it a day.

Then, I decided to go a little further with the flaxseeds and make my own hair gel, which is something I’ve been wanting to try for a while. I’m not really a fan of gel, but from what I hear this homemade gel is very nourishing and moisturizing plus it leaves your hair soft and shiny. Here’s what I did: 

First, I poured ¼ cup whole flaxseeds into a knee high stocking and placed it into a small pot. Next, I added two cups of water and let it boil until the water thickened and was snot-like...and voila! (Tips: I used wooden tongs to help strain out the gooeyness from the stocking. Also, I added some oil and vitamin E to the finished product for enhanced benefit.) So far, I'm very pleased with my new hair product.

 cc by 2.0 image courtesy of AlishaV on Flickr





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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Fun With Flaxseeds

Many people are already aware of the many awesome benefits of flaxseeds (or linseeds), so I’m a little late getting on the bandwagon. Last weekend I picked up a bag of whole, organic flaxseeds from +The Vitamin Shoppe for $4.99. They are a great source of nutrients, omega-3s, and fiber...and I’m always looking to incorporate more fiber into my diet which is great. To keep things simple, I just sprinkled some on top of my bagel with cream cheese and later added a little to my smoothie and called it a day.

Then, I decided to go a little further with the flaxseeds and make my own hair gel, which is something I’ve been wanting to try for a while. I’m not really a fan of gel, but from what I hear this homemade gel is very nourishing and moisturizing plus it leaves your hair soft and shiny. Here’s what I did: 

First, I poured ¼ cup whole flaxseeds into a knee high stocking and placed it into a small pot. Next, I added two cups of water and let it boil until the water thickened and was snot-like...and voila! (Tips: I used wooden tongs to help strain out the gooeyness from the stocking. Also, I added some oil and vitamin E to the finished product for enhanced benefit.) So far, I'm very pleased with my new hair product.

 cc by 2.0 image courtesy of AlishaV on Flickr





More questions about flaxseeds? Have any ideas about other ways to use them? Just leave your comments below.

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