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Your challenge is to add 1 tablespoon of ground flax and 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric to your day!

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Dave McKinnon

  • @RabbitWatchShop says:

    Meh. Don’t have a use for flax seeds, especially when I can get the nutrients elsewhere. Turmeric is an easy one, because plant-based Indian cuisine, something I often make, usually requires it.

    • @trapezius77 says:

      No food has the exact combination of nutrients that flaxseeds do. That applies to every single food. Each plant food is unique. Most of the nutrients in plant foods (the antioxidants and phytonutrients) are still unknown.

    • @RabbitWatchShop says:

      @@trapezius77 still not eating bird seeds

    • @trapezius77 says:

      @@RabbitWatchShop you do you, but if that’s your attitude to PBWF diet, then it’s not for you. Every grain, seed, nut, vegetable, and fruit is [some animal]-food. And you are acting as if calling a food “bird seed” is insulting to the food or to the people who eat it, almost as if you are above such people and they are beneath you because they eat animal food. Then just become a “breatharian” because every plant AND animal is some animal’s food. Or simply grow up.

    • @RabbitWatchShop says:

      @@trapezius77 birdie, you’re upset. Eat some bird seeds. You’ll feel better

    • @KrwiomoczBogurodzicy says:

      What’s your recommendation for mindless hostility and pathetic trolling symptoms?

  • @RealJonzuk says:

    its easy protein shake and than add to rice everyday with beans and 500 grams of veggies

  • @garyswift3689 says:

    I use both in smoothies in the morning 🙂

  • @tinabean55 says:

    I hate flaxseeds but i can sprinkle them on salads sometimes or mix them into a bean patty. I buy them preground and keep them in the fridge.

  • @TheSilentStar says:

    Thank you for all your hard work Dr Gregor, also for thinking of those with renal failure and insufficiency.
    My wife is still alive thanks to her very carefully managed diet, something you have helped influence and assist in.
    So you have all our families love.

  • @dexterwilliams4289 says:

    Mamavation made me very scared to consume store bought spices and I don’t have time to grow and harvest my own spices in heavy metal free soil. It’s such a roadblock for our kid. Scared to add seasoning to the food now.

  • @carolcrye6318 says:

    Is turmeric safe for someone without a gallbladder?

  • @JnTmarie says:

    Thank you for all you do. Years now following you and I’m so healthy, fit and happy
    Love flaxseed meal with walnuts blueberries apple and cinnamon in the morning. With a little raw kale. If I’m really hungry I add beans. A little Green decaf tea too.

  • @lispendens says:

    i’m just worried about consuming all that overt fat. the only fats I get now are from low percent fat foods (5% or less), to add a whole tablespoon of flaxseed would add fat grams. not much, but that will add up overtime.

    • @trapezius77 says:

      Why is fat from whole plant foods bad? So nuts and seeds in moderation are bad for us? A tablespoon of ground flaxseed has 2.5 g of fat (1.5 g of which is Omega-3), 1.5 g of protein, and 1.5 g of fiber, side from many phytonutrients unique to flaxseeds. You think that’s bad for humans? Really? That’s just your opinion. Established science says otherwise.

    • @lispendens says:

      @@trapezius77 Durian Rider and mcdougall both preach fat u eat is fat u wear. I want to get skinny

  • @philippetersen64 says:

    Ground flaxseed has a ton of arsenic in it. Are you accounting for that?

  • @pippalove says:

    I eat them both everyday 🌱

  • @gloing says:

    I got the unground flaxseeds that I chew, the ground was out of stock. Is this ok? Thank you 🙏

  • @user-ky9sr4bm1f says:

    Flax seeds for adhd??

    • @NutritionFactsOrg says:

      Hi, @user-ky9sr4bm1f! I think you are asking if flax seeds can help with ADHD. As Dr. Greger likes to say, “We don’t know, until we put it to the test.” Some research has suggested that omega-3 fatty acids have benefits for people with ADHD, and flax seeds are rich sources of those, so it might help, but we just don’t know. You may be interested in this video, if you haven’t already seen it: https://nutritionfacts.org/video/treating-adhd-without-stimulants/ I hope that helps!
      —Christine Kestner, MS, CNS®, LDN, MPH, CHES®, NutritionFacts.org Health Support Volunteer

  • @quinnkrug1971 says:

    I see a lot of stuff about metals being in tumeric. What is a good brand?

    • @NutritionFactsOrg says:

      Hi, @quinnkrug1971! Dr. Greger usually does not endorse specific brands in order to avoid even the appearance of conflicts of interest. Look for companies that do independent third-party testing and publish the results. You can also buy fresh turmeric at many health food and international grocery stores. You can find everything on our site related to turmeric here: https://nutritionfacts.org/topics/turmeric/
      I hope that helps!
      —Christine Kestner, MS, CNS®, LDN, MPH, CHES®, NutritionFacts.org Health Support Volunteer

    • @quinnkrug1971 says:

      @@NutritionFactsOrg If I buy fresh tumeric, how does that convert because in the video they say 1/4 teaspoon per day. I assume that is for powder.

      Also is there a significant difference in health benefits between using fresh and powder tumeric?

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