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Organic Whole Golden Flaxseed from Tropical Traditions Review and Giveaway

>> Monday, May 24, 2010

I wanted to do this review and host this giveaway because I think a lot of people have never even heard of flaxseed and yet it is so good for you and so easy to add to your diet. Study after study confirms that the oil- (Omega 3) and fiber components of flaxseed have wonderful health benefits. I would recommend flax seed to anyone but it is especially good for children since 75% of brain development occurs in the 1st few years of life and Omega-3s are known to be particularly crucial constituents of the outer membrane of brain cells. Omega-3 fatty acids provide many benefits, including improving learning and memory and helping to fight against depression, mood disorders, and dementia, according to Gómez-Pinilla, a member of UCLA's Brain Research Institute and Brain Injury Research Center.

I don't want to spend too much time laboring benefits of omega-3s to your health and brain but if you want to learn more just type "omega-3s" into a search engine and you will see how much research exists. So anyhow, I have always been familiar with flax seed as my mom used it fairly often. My mom told me that golden flax seed is best and I checked it out and she is right in that it has the highest omega-3 levels.



I started purchasing it and using it on my own when I became pregnant with my first child. Being a mother suddenly made me more conscious of my food choices! The best way to use flax seed is freshly ground. I use a coffee grinder and I put the ground organic whole golden flaxseed on top of a bowl of oatmeal with a little brown sugar and milk. We all love it that way! I also grind it and throw a couple tablespoons into our pancake batter, cookie batter, and almost anything I bake. It really has a mild taste and can be tossed into anything. Sometimes if I am feeling particularly lazy, I just throw it into recipes whole.

organic golden flaxseedGIVEAWAY DETAILS:
Tropical Traditions is going to provide one lucky reader with a one pound bag of Organic Whole Golden Flaxseed.

Giveaway Dates: May 24- June 7, 2010

How to Enter:
To enter this Giveaway, you need to do one or more of the following and post a comment below about each action you took (each comment will count as a separate entry so your chances of winning increase.)Only the #1 entry is required.

1. Required: Visit Tropical Traditions and leave a comment with another product you would like to try
2. Follow Moms Wear Your Tees Blog in right margin w/ Google Friend Connect
3. Subscribe to Moms Wear Your Tees with the RSS button in the right margin
4. Like the Moms Wear Your Tees Blog Facebook page in right margin
5. Follow MWYT on Twitter and Troptraditions on Twitter
6. Tweet or Retweet about this Giveaway:
Enter to win Organic Golden Flaxseed Tropical Traditions Giveaway http://www.momswearyourtees.blogspot.com @MWYT @troptraditions #giveaway
7. Place my blog button on your blog or website and leave web address I can visit (+2)
8. Blog about this giveaway and include a link, leave web address I can visit (+2)

Giveaway Rules:
Open to residents of USA and Canada, age 18+ to enter. GIVEAWAY CLOSED NOW! Congratulations matt4melis!

Tropical Traditions did provide me with the organic golden whole flaxseed in the hopes that I would share my honest opinions. I received no monetary compensation and the opinions expressed are my own.

126 comments:

Deborah McNelis,  said... May 24, 2010 at 8:57 AM  

This is a wonderful post and giveaway! You are so right about not enough people being aware of the benefits of Omega 3 for the brain.
Thanks for your part in creating further awareness!

Enjoy the day!
Deborah
www.braininsightsonline.com

What's in a name...,  said... May 24, 2010 at 10:21 AM  

Following you from MBC @ Google Friends Connect. Pls. follow me back when you get the chance : http://masalabowl.blogspot.com/

AK,  said... May 24, 2010 at 11:15 AM  

We've been doing this too for a while....kids don't even notice but so much better!!!

jgos,  said... May 25, 2010 at 10:53 AM  

Another Tropical Traditions product that I would love to try is their Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil. jgs0925 at gmail dot com

Marina,  said... May 25, 2010 at 11:40 AM  

I would love to try the virgin coconut oil ~ :) Thanks!

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Denise,  said... May 25, 2010 at 1:49 PM  

I'd like to try the Tropical Traditions Coconut Peanut Butter.

Joan Elliott,  said... May 25, 2010 at 5:45 PM  

I'd like to try Tropical Traditions Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
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Barb, Diabetic Snacker,  said... May 25, 2010 at 6:12 PM  

Lots of good choices; I'd like to try their coconut peanut butter which is genius! Also like to try their cooconut oils...They have many products suitable for diabetics like myself! I've never tried a flaxseed.

Barb, Diabetic Snacker,  said... May 25, 2010 at 6:15 PM  

I follow tropical traditions fine company on twitter. Hope to try them out!

Barb, Diabetic Snacker,  said... May 25, 2010 at 6:17 PM  

Yah! I voted on your blog on the top mommy blogs button. I have one of those but I don't think anyone's ever voted yet.

sfyates,  said... May 25, 2010 at 10:03 PM  

I would like to get the Juic Lady book so I can learn about juices.

pam,  said... May 26, 2010 at 5:42 AM  

I would like to try the Buckwheat Buttermilk Pancake Mix.

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pam,  said... May 26, 2010 at 5:43 AM  

I follow via google friend connect.

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mommypants13,  said... May 26, 2010 at 11:13 AM  

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Amanda - RunToTheFinish,  said... May 26, 2010 at 11:16 AM  

They have a lot of amazing foods, I would actually like to try some of their sea vegetables!

Ryan,  said... May 26, 2010 at 2:15 PM  

I would love to try the coconut oil. I won it in a blog but never received it:(

Food Historian,  said... May 26, 2010 at 8:21 PM  

I'd like to try the Buckwheat Buttermilk Pancake Mix
A traditional, hearty pancake!

Heather,  said... May 27, 2010 at 1:26 AM  

I would like to try the Arnica Moisturizing Cream. Anything good for the skin I love.
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Marci J,  said... May 27, 2010 at 6:47 AM  

I want to try their coconut oil - so many uses
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mamaw,  said... May 27, 2010 at 10:16 AM  

I love flaxseed and use it on every meal I make I love it on veggies and meats

CherylFirebride,  said... May 29, 2010 at 10:45 AM  

I would like to try many of the Tropical Traditions things, but I will choose their Coconut Peanut Butter. I ordered Organic Palm oil a few days ago and just received that too.

Emma,  said... May 29, 2010 at 1:15 PM  

I Follow Moms Wear Your Tees Blog w/ Google Friend Connect.
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Emma,  said... May 29, 2010 at 1:16 PM  

I Like the Moms Wear Your Tees Blog Facebook - Emma B.
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Emma,  said... May 29, 2010 at 1:17 PM  

I Follow MWYT on Twitter and Troptraditions on Twitter.
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Emma,  said... May 29, 2010 at 1:18 PM  

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Emma,  said... May 30, 2010 at 12:01 PM  

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Emma,  said... May 31, 2010 at 8:46 AM  

http://twitter.com/benitozk/status/15107152545
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marcia goss,  said... June 1, 2010 at 7:35 AM  

I'd like to try the Lavender Moisturizing Cream.
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marcia goss,  said... June 1, 2010 at 7:39 AM  

I follow MWYT and Troptraditions on Twitter @mgoss123.
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marcia goss,  said... June 1, 2010 at 7:39 AM  

I subscribe to your feed in Google Reader.
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marcia goss,  said... June 1, 2010 at 7:41 AM  

Tweet.
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Emma,  said... June 1, 2010 at 9:32 AM  

http://twitter.com/benitozk/status/15180153650
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Emma,  said... June 2, 2010 at 9:25 AM  

http://twitter.com/benitozk/status/15254467923
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Emma,  said... June 3, 2010 at 8:40 AM  

http://twitter.com/benitozk/status/15323167129
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Jolee,  said... June 3, 2010 at 9:00 AM  

Love to try the organic chocolate (who wouldn't?? :-) ) joleehamlin @ comcast dot net

Sue,  said... June 3, 2010 at 10:55 AM  

Love to try Coconut Peanut Butter! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Emma,  said... June 4, 2010 at 8:34 AM  

http://twitter.com/benitozk/status/15415581381
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Kimberly,  said... June 4, 2010 at 3:43 PM  

I would love to try the organic raw honey!
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Sue D,  said... June 4, 2010 at 8:56 PM  

I would like to try their organic coconut chips.
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Emma,  said... June 5, 2010 at 4:51 AM  

http://twitter.com/benitozk/status/15477372946
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matt4melis,  said... June 6, 2010 at 2:29 AM  

Follow Moms Wear Your Tees Blog w/ Google Friend Connect

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Subscribe to Moms Wear Your Tees with RSS

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matt4melis,  said... June 6, 2010 at 2:31 AM  

Follow MWYT on Twitter and Troptraditions on Twitter @matt4melis

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matt4melis,  said... June 6, 2010 at 2:32 AM  

http://twitter.com/matt4melis/status/15541689653

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matt4melis,  said... June 6, 2010 at 2:32 AM  

Voted for your blog as a top mommy blog

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arla,  said... June 6, 2010 at 7:44 AM  

tweet, https://twitter.com/litehouse27/status/15553342571

Emma,  said... June 6, 2010 at 10:19 AM  

https://twitter.com/benitozk/status/15561661031
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angie lilly,  said... June 6, 2010 at 3:15 PM  

Grass-fed Bison
Raw Meat Pet Treats would be cool to try for my fur babies!
Angie
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angie lilly,  said... June 6, 2010 at 3:15 PM  

I subscribe via google reader.
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angie lilly,  said... June 6, 2010 at 3:16 PM  

I like you on FB as Tofu Fairy.
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angie lilly,  said... June 6, 2010 at 3:16 PM  

I follow you both on Twitter as FotoMacro.
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angie lilly,  said... June 6, 2010 at 3:16 PM  

I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/FotoMacro/status/15577721463
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saturdaynightfever,  said... June 6, 2010 at 5:21 PM  

I would like to try their Organic Fusilli Pasta!

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Scott,  said... June 6, 2010 at 6:27 PM  

Organic Spaghetti Sauce - Unsalted would be great to try as I have a horrible time finding unsalted anything!
Scott
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Scott,  said... June 6, 2010 at 6:28 PM  

follow both w/twitter under repurrpussed
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Scott,  said... June 6, 2010 at 6:28 PM  

tweeted http://twitter.com/RePurrPussed/status/15580417018
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brownhairgirl7,  said... June 6, 2010 at 7:04 PM  

I would love to try their Organic Coconut Peanut Butter!

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brownhairgirl7,  said... June 6, 2010 at 7:05 PM  

I follow Moms Wear Your Tees with Google Friend Connect.

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brownhairgirl7,  said... June 6, 2010 at 7:07 PM  

I subscribe to MWYT via Google Reader.

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brownhairgirl7,  said... June 6, 2010 at 7:08 PM  

I follow Tropical Traditions and MWYT on Twitter (username MissJo1990).

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brownhairgirl7,  said... June 6, 2010 at 7:11 PM  

I tweeted the giveaway:

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Carolsue,  said... June 7, 2010 at 2:38 AM  

I would like to try the Organic Liquid Soaps
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Carolsue,  said... June 7, 2010 at 2:39 AM  

I follow you publicly on Google Friends Connect (Carolsue)
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Carolsue,  said... June 7, 2010 at 2:44 AM  

I follow you and Tropical Traditions on Twitter @cezovski
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Carolsue,  said... June 7, 2010 at 2:45 AM  

I like you on Facebook!
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Carolsue,  said... June 7, 2010 at 2:47 AM  

I posted your button on my Blog #1
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karen,  said... June 7, 2010 at 8:26 AM  

I'd like to try the Coconut Cream Concentrate. Thanks.

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Pam,  said... June 7, 2010 at 8:30 AM  

I would like to try the Bhutanese Red Rice. garrettsambo@aol.com

memetu,  said... June 7, 2010 at 10:11 PM  

Put more flaxseed in your diet to offset depression, mood disorders, and dementia / Gómez-Pinilla, a member of UCLA's Brain Research Institute and Brain Injury Research Center.
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