Flax is one of the best seeds for getting things moving in the bowels. If you grind it into a powder in a coffee grinder and mix it with water, magic happens. It’s important to consume freshly ground flax because the oils are prone to quick oxidation meaning they easily go rancid. Therefore, I don’t recommend buying pre-ground flax.
The reason flax works so well for constipation is its high mucilage content. Mucilage is a slimy substance that helps to lubricate the colon and intestinal lining. Along with a good amount of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, flax seeds are a wholesome alternative to commercial constipation supplements. We recommend at least try this first.
To make flax tea, grind 1 Tablespoon of flax seeds and mix with 1 Cup of warm (not hot) water. You can add lemon and honey to flavor and enjoy!
Add all ingredients to your blender and process until super smooth.
If you’re seriously interested in getting healthy, restoring your digestion and boosting your energy then check out my new comprehensive High Heels and Hormones program. We cover your gut health in it too. Details here In the program you get a ton of delicious satisfying recipes as well as strategies that will help rebuild your intestinal flora.
Or join me on my Facebook page where I’ll be sharing more information, tips and recipes to help you live a happier, healthier life.
To your wellness,
Diana Wiggins, FDN-P