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Flaxseed for Baby Constipation: Flax Seed for Infants

Many parents wonder if flaxseed or the oil should be given to constipated infants. Flax seed is more nutritious than flaxseed oil because it contains protein, vitamins, minerals, lignans and fiber. Flaxseed oil contains no fiber and very little lignan. Some people prefer flax oil for its omega-3 fatty acids and not having to grind the seeds. For constipation relief and dietary fiber, use flax seeds and not the oil.

Flaxseed vs Flaxseed Oil – Flax Seed Uses

Flaxseed is the seed of the flax plant, grown throughout Canada and the northwestern United States. Flaxseed and its derivative flaxseed oil (also called linseed oil) are rich in alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). ALA is a type of plant-derived omega-3 fatty acids, similar to those found in fish such as salmon. Flaxseed is commonly used to […]

Flax Seed vs Psyllium for Constipation Relief: Flaxseed or Psyllium

Flax seed fiber contains a better natural healthy balance ratio of insoluble fiber to soluble fiber than psyllium. Flax has a balance of 65-75% insoluble and 25-35% soluble fiber. Psyllium has much higher levels of soluble fiber, approximately 20% insoluble to 80% soluble fiber. Therefore, psyllium tends to gel more easily when mixed with water […]