What are the health benefits of Flax Seed in your diet?
FLAX SEED IS A RICH SOURCE OF OMEGA 3 FATTY ACIDS AND LIGNANS.
FLAX SEED HEALTH BENEFITS Ground flax seed is a source of Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and lignans that exhibit a number of properties that are essential to good health.
Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) is both an essential fatty acid and an omega-3 fatty acid that can aid in:
Regulating cholesterol, triglycerides and blood pressure.
Controlling immune and inflammatory disorders.
Lignans are plant substances that, when ingested, are broken down in the digestive system into two main lignans, enterodiol and enteolactone. These lignans circulate thru the liver and are subsequently excreted in the urine. Lignans are thought to bind to estrogen receptors in the body and reduce the risk of hormonally related cancers. Flax seed is the richest know source of lignans.
Ground Flax Seed is also rich in protein, B vitamins, vitamin E, beta-carotene, calcium, potassium, magnesium, manganese and zinc. The fiber benefits of flax seed can only be found in the ground flax seed.
Typical ground flax seed intake: 25 to 30 grams/day
What is golden Flax seed?
Historically, flaxseed has been used for food and feed for animals for several thousand years in Europe, Asia and Africa, and more recently in Canada and the United States. Oil pressed from flax seed also has been a basic cooking oil in China and other countries for centuries.
So-called LINSEED OIL pressed from flaxseed is an “industrial” oil that is used for paints, coatings, linoleum, and many other products. Linseed oil is pressed and further extracted from flax seed with a petroleum solvent. Industrial linseed oil is not useable for food or feed, although the linseed oil meal remaining after linseed oil extraction is used for animal, principally dairy, feed.
Fiber in the stem of flax plants is used for producing linen sheets, napkins, table cloths and clothing, and for FINE PAPERS, like bible paper, other parchment paper, and cigarette paper. The early pioneers to North America brought flax with them for linen production. Flax production moved westward, at first for linen production and later as a seed crop for linseed oil production. Competition from cotton, synthetic fibers and, cheaper vegetable oils and petroleum substitutes reduced the need to produce flaxseed for linseed oil or fiber.
Flaxseed is now produced primarily in North Dakota in the United States. Flax acreage is increasing in recent years because of increased use for food, and feed for PETS, SHOW ANIMALS, and other COMPANION ANIMALS.
Flaxseed in vegetarian diets is a good source of essential fatty acids, protein, carbohydrates, the phytochemical LIGNAN, potassium and other nutrients.
There are many benefits of this small seed and as early as 650 BC, Hippocrates recommended it to his patients, and in the 8th century, King Charlemagne of France thought it was so important he passed laws requiring his subjects to eat it!
- Fights Heart Disease, High Cholesterol
- Fights Cancer, Diabetes, Constipation
- Is a Brain food and helps with ADHD + Memory Loss
- Anti-Inflammatory -Helps decrease inflammation
- Helps with Weight Loss
- Great for PMS + menopausal symptoms -including Hot flashes
- Helps Depression
- Good for Dry Eyes
- A Powerful Anti-Oxidant
- Impressive Anti-Inflammatory
- Anti-Fungal properties
Why Golden Flax Seed?
Golden Flax is Naturally High in Antioxidants, Minerals, and Vitamins and helps the body heal and repair itself from damage caused by environmental and aging factors. Golden Flax is 93-95% digestible allowing your body to utilize more nutrients. Golden Flax has been known to fight heart disease, cholesterol problems, circulatory problems, weight problem, diabetes, osteoporosis, insomnia, and low Energy.
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