They’re so easy to incorporate into your daily regime, why not keep some nearby at all times? With so many benefits it’s no wonder this little but mighty seed has become popular worldwide. Did you know that flaxseed fights cancer? They contain natural compounds called Lignans. Lignans have been known to prevent many types of cancer such as breast cancer, prostate cancer and colon cancer.
Flaxseeds are also extremely high in fiber; studies have shown that increasing fiber in your diet greatly reduces the risk of developing colon cancer. Lignans aren’t the only soldiers known to combat colon cancer; ALA (linolenic acid) found in flaxseeds, is an additional key player. Not only does ALA specifically fight colon cancer, this acid may also help to fight breast cancer. Miraculous flaxseeds also help to reduce constipation, inflammation, depression and menopausal symptoms.
For those of you who limit your calorie intake, flaxseed is the way to proceed. Half a cup of ground flaxseed is equivalent to a mere 293 calories! Ground flaxseed powder is so popular that you can buy it at most super markets. You can purchase whole flaxseed or milled flaxseed, brown flaxseed or even golden flaxseed and to make things even simpler one can even purchase flax seed oil-This oil is also rich in Omega 3’s and 6’s, check out this post on Omega 3’s to learn more. It is most beneficial when it’s ground up because this is when all of the nutrients can work their fibrous magic. If flax is consumed whole, it will simply pass through your digestive tract always providing a great source of fiber. Therefore it is no surprise that flaxseeds promote regular bowel movements, a concern that many North Americans face.
Our digestive tract and gut health are our main keys to health! Keeping our intestines in optimal condition is a must in order to maintain our other vital organs and increase energy levels.
It’s amazing how much this little seed has to offer. Good things do come in small packages after all!
To soothe an irritated digestive tract, try this simple + healing flaxseed remedy:
Easy Shmeasy Flaxseed Tea
Helpful for bowel lubrication, It is slippery and mucilaginous.
• Soak 1 tablespoon of whole organic flaxseed in 1 cup of hot water overnight.
• In the morning, strain out the seeds, warm your liquid mixture and drink.
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