Flax Seed, another well-known Omega 3 supply, has been known to promote immunities, helps lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure, reduces cancer risk, stabilizes blood sugar, lessens the symptoms of arthritis, asthma, and allergies, natural laxative, helps with menopause/ osteoporosis, reduces the threat of blood clots, enhances the immune system, alleviates dry skin, eczema, psoriasis, and increases energy.
Because flaxseed has a high content of alpha linolenic acids it has become our modern miracle FOOD. Alpha linolenic acid is a type of plant-derived omega 3 fatty acid, similar to those found in cold water fish such as salmon. Studies have shown a lowering of total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol) levels, lower blood triglyceride and blood pressure, and keep platelets from becoming sticky therefore reducing the risk of a heart attack. Aside from alpha linolenic acid, flax seed is rich in lignan. Lignan is a type phytoestrogen (antioxidant) that also provides fibre. Researches reveal that lignan in flax seed shows a lot of promise in fighting disease — including a possible role in cancer prevention especially breast cancer. It is thought that lignan metabolites can bind to estrogen receptors, hence inhibiting the onset of estrogen-stimulated breast cancer.
The whole seed form gives you so much more benefits than the oil because freshly ground seed includes the fibre content that is vital for maintaining digestive health. Why not try a special mixture of linseed, flaxseed, sesame seed, sunflower seed and coconut over a fresh salad or sprinkled over your favourite breakfast a bowl of rolled/steel-cut oats. A superior start to a day! And make sure you take your time to crush the seeds as you gently chew ensuring optimal release of the pure goodness of this supply of flaxseed and natural oils.
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