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The health benefits of flaxseed are nothing short of extraordinary. Flaxseeds are a rich source of the essential fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid. Besides having an extremely high omega-3 content, flaxseed is also rich in dietary fiber and lignans. The soluble fiber aids in reducing carbohydrate absorption, stabilizing blood sugar levels, inhibiting cholesterol absorption, and lowering blood cholesterol levels.
Lignans – which are concentrated 800 times more in whole flaxseed than in other plants – are recognized for their cancer-fighting benefits, antiviral properties, and helping to alleviate menopause symptoms. Also, a mounting number of scientific studies show the omega-3 power found in flaxseed may even help improve symptoms of arthritis, multiple sclerosis, lupus, liver disorders, mental function and depression, eczema, psoriasis, acne, and dry skin – and this isn’t even a complete list of its health benefits.
For now, let’s talk about the benefits of flaxseed, flax meal, and flaxseed oil for heart health. Flaxseed and flaxseed oil has been used and extensively studied to reduce cholesterol. Some studies have proven that alpha-linolenic acid benefits people with heart disease. Early research suggests that flaxseed helps to lower high blood pressure, and taken daily, it can reduce total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (LDL – bad) cholesterol levels, while raising high-density lipoprotein (HDL – good) cholesterol.
As well, several studies suggest that hi-lignan flaxseed reduces the extent of atherosclerosis (a disease in which plaque builds up inside arteries). This plaque is made up of fat, cholesterol, calcium, and other substances found in the bloodstream. Over time, without proper care, plaque hardens and narrows the arteries which limits the flow of oxygen-rich blood to vital organs and other parts of the body. As you can imagine, atherosclerosis can lead to serious problems, including heart attack, stroke, or even death.
The lignan complex found in flaxseeds may, therefore, be beneficial in preventing atherosclerosis, and reducing risk factors for coronary artery disease and stroke.
I am such a firm believer in the power of flax, I made it a part of the UNI KEY Health product offering. You can find Omega Nutrition Organic Flax Oil, Hi-Lignan Flax Oil and Cold Milled Flax Seeds at UNI KEY Health. It is an essential component of my Fat Flush programs, so I wanted to be sure to make it readily available for my readers.
Making flaxseed a regular daily food choice will not only benefit your heart, but it will serve your entire body well. All Fat Flushers know the value of one of my favorite healthy fats. Even Hippocrates himself used flaxseed as one of his original medicines. So what’s not to love?