# HEALTH TIP 7 OF 30 # – FLAX SEEDS – HAVE IT DAILY

# HEALTH TIP 7 OF 30 #

FLAX SEEDS – HAVE IT DAILY

Serving Size = 1-2 Tsp – Chew it thoroughly

The main health benefits of flax seed are due to its rich content of Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA), dietary fiber, and lignans.

The essential fatty acid ALA is a powerful anti-inflammatory, decreasing the production of agents that promote inflammation and lowering blood levels of C-Reactive Protein (CRP), a biomarker of inflammation.

Dietary fiber from flaxseed suppresses rises in blood levels of lipids after a meal and modulates appetite.

Lignans are phytoestrogens,  Phytoestrogens help to stabilize hormonal levels, reducing the symptoms of PMS and menopause, and potentially reducing the risk of developing breast and prostate cancer.

Benifits of Flax Seeds

👉The fiber in flax seed promotes healthy bowel function.

👉One tablespoon of whole flax seed contains as much fiber as half a cup of cooked oat bran.

👉Flax’s soluble fibers can lower blood cholesterol levels, helping reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke.

👉Ground flax seed provides more nutritional benefits than does the whole seed.

👉Grind the seeds and add them to cereals, baked goods and smoothies.

 

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