Mar 24, 2011

Flaxseed The Most Powerful Plant Food On The Planet


There are many benefits when it comes to consuming flax seeds. Flax seed is a very interesting product. It was cultivated in Babylon as early as 3000 BC by King Charlemagne. At one point he announced that he wanted every single one of the people that worked for him to eat it. This was a very long time ago. Charlemagne even believed that flax seeds contained magical properties. Scientists in recent times are now concurring with his beliefs of this amazing power food. There has been a number of products that are now listing flax, or flax seeds on their ingredients to get people to buy them to stay healthy. Scientists have found that Flax seeds can help people fight diabetes, heart attacks, strokes, breast cancer, and other forms of cancer. Lets talk about some of the things that flax seeds contain...
  • They contain essential Omega-3 fatty acids, which is the same thing that is in fish oil. This is the good fat that is proven to be healthy for your heart.
  • They also contain lignans which contain anti-oxidant properties and even plant estrogen. Flax seed contains more than 800 times more lignans than other plant based foods.
  • Flax seed also contains both soluble and insoluble types of fiber. This is great for the digestive system and keeping you healthy also.
I recommend everyone enjoy flax seed. You can get it in bags at your local super market. If you can't find it there, I recommend going to a whole foods store and picking up a supply. They say the best way to consume it is pouring it in your favorite drink, I would say this isn't a good idea because the flax seeds do not dissolve in juices or water. The best way is to eat it with either pudding, yogurt, or even apple sauce. This way your gag reflex won't act up. Remember, flax seed is a great way to stay healthy and I recommend anyone that has had health problems to give it a shot. Please leave comments and let me know what you think.

2 comments:

  1. Okay, I'll have to give flax seeds a try. I've been trying a lot of new recipes anyway.

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  2. Thank you so much for your comment! Flax seed is a great way to stay healthy. I like mixing it in apple sauce, and making protein shakes with it. Take care Lisa!

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