How to Lose Weight with Ground Linseed

Ground linseed is extremely healthy for you and very easy to incorporate into your diet. Read all about it here!
How to Lose Weight with Ground Linseed
Valeria Sabater

Written and verified by psychologist Valeria Sabater.

Last update: 15 December, 2022

Have you ever heard about the amazing benefits of linseed? It has become one of the most popular foods in the past few years.

It has incredible nutritional properties, and better yet, it is a perfect supplement for losing weight. Would you like to know more? Don’t worry, we’ll tell you all about it below.

Linseed’s weight loss properties

Linseed is a grain and is a natural source of omega-3, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. All of these are obtained from the flax plant. It is native to Egypt, and consumed practically all around the world.

You can find it in oils, pills, the whole seed, and ground. In this case, in order to use its properties for losing weight, we will use it when ground. If you’re wondering why, the answer is simple.

The oil tends to oxidize and it has large amounts of unsaturated fat. So you should always buy it whole, and then grind it at home. It’s very easy!

Health benefits

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  • Linseed is an excellent source of dietary fiber that should not be overlooked. It can also be easily included into your meals.
  • This soluble fiber is precisely what allows it to regulate blood pressure, reduce blood sugar levels, reduce inflammation, and also protect bacterial flora so as to better absorb nutrients.
  • Linseed contains Omega-3. It is an essential fatty acid for health. It contains basic Linoleic acid to form anti-inflammatory eicosanoids which help prevent arthritis, eczema, and asthma.
  • One of its most well-known uses is, of course, its ability to treat constipation. If you are constipated, you should consume ground linseed with a lot of liquids.
  • Studies have also shown that linseed could help in treating diverticulitis, but only if it is in its early stages.
  • It is also an excellent detoxifier, helping to cleanse the intestines.
  • It reduces cholesterol and protects cells from coagulations, blood bursts, and arrhythmias.
  • Linseed is good for treating the effects of menopause, thanks to its flavonoid content.
  • Additionally, linseed is rich in vitamin B, magnesium and manganese, phosphorus and thiamine…and in so few calories!

Ground linseed for weight loss

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Consuming ground linseed helps create a sense of satiety in the stomach. It also regulates your body and provides the necessary nutrients.

Ground linseed contains perfect properties for weight loss, especially due to its fat-burning elements.

Its fiber content is very satiating, and also high in Omega 3, as we’ve mentioned above. It is great for helping digest fats and eliminating those that aren’t necessary.

How to consume linseed

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It’s easy! Ground linseed can be added to salads and other foods, or dissolved in water or juices and drank before breakfast. It should also be  pointed out that linseed is also frequently used as an egg substitute in a lot of recipes.

Just add one tablespoon of linseed to three tablespoons of water for each egg. It is important that you remember that ground linseed reduces cooking time because it makes the foods cook faster.

Below, we are going to give you a few examples of how to eat ground linseed. Remember, thanks to its satiating effects and high nutrient content, you’ll be able to avoid snacking between meals and eating only what you need without over-filling your plates.

The important thing is that you eat a healthy diet that includes fiber, protein, vegetables, and fruits. And also, all you have to do is add ground linseed.

In your breakfast foods

You can add ground linseed to orange juice at breakfast. Just add two tablespoons, for example. Also, if you’re having a cup of fruit, add two tablespoons.


A tasty smoothie out of oat milk, one apple, a bit of cinnamon, and two tablespoons of ground linseed is a healthy option. This too is perfect for starting the day with energy and good health.


You can also make yourself a sandwich that includes linseed. Try, whole grain wheat bread, a few slices of avocado, and a few slices of grilled turkey. Then, add a tablespoon of ground linseed for a fantastic sandwich!

Breaded chicken or fish

If you’re going to bread chicken or fish, linseed is perfect. You already know that it hastens cooking time, and it also makes for really great results.

It doesn’t taste like anything, but it will had nutrition to your meal and you will feel satiated without having to snack between meals.


Whenever you make salads, you can also use linseed. If you make a spinach salad, add a few pieces of pineapple, chicken, walnuts, a squeeze of lemon juice, and sprinkle a tablespoon of ground linseed over the top.

Some people even like using linseed oil for dressing, but as mentioned earlier, when in its oil form, it is much higher in calories. So eating it ground is always the best option. Finally, you will have great results with it.

All cited sources were thoroughly reviewed by our team to ensure their quality, reliability, currency, and validity. The bibliography of this article was considered reliable and of academic or scientific accuracy.

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This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.