Flaxseed provides many benefits for the body’s systems.
Rich in alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an essential fatty acid, flaxseed can contribute to…
- lower cholesterol levels,
- decreased inflammation in joints,
- and constipation relief.
The top 4 health benefits of flaxseed
1. & 2. Control cholesterol and blood pressure:
Incorporating flaxseeds into your diet may decrease bad cholesterol levels and regulate blood pressure levels.
Flaxseeds naturally contain lignin, which supplies the body with fiber to reduce the amount of bile reabsorbed in the intestines by acting as a receptor to the harmful cholesterol in the body.
The lignin and ALA content in flaxseeds work together to lower cholesterol levels and block more harmful cholesterol from being absorbed.
3. Douse inflammation:
Another health benefit of flaxseeds is their ability to counter inflammation associated with certain health conditions.
The omega-3 fatty acids in the flax limit inflammatory reactions, thus reducing inflammation in the joints, skin and kidneys.
The omega-3 fatty acids also serve as catalysts for the absorption of iodine, which is helpful for improving breast health.
4. Help digestive health:
The high content of compact fiber in flaxseed is also effective for reducing bloating and pain in the digestive system. After the flaxseed is ingested, it is not broken down in the body, making the stool bulkier and easier for the body to excrete.
It is important to ingest the flaxseed with adequate amounts of fluids in order to eliminate waste more efficiently through the bowels.
Incorporating a serving of flaxseeds into your daily diet will offer a variety of health benefits for your body’s systems.
Dr. Isaac Eliaz, a pioneer in the field of integrative medicine since the early 1980's, is a respected author, lecturer, researcher, product formulator and clinical practitioner.
Since 1991 Dr. Eliaz has maintained a busy private practice in northern California that focuses primarily on integrative, holistic protocols for cancer patients. He leads an integrative medical team at Amitabha Clinic in Sebastopol, California with focus on cancer and other chronic ailments.
To learn more, please visit www.dreliaz.org.
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