FLAXSEED IS FOR EVERYONE!!!
I say this because most people I speak to have the impression that flax is just for old sick people. Not so folks. Not eating flaxseed is equivalent to not drinking water–in my opinion.
Flax is one of the healthiest omega-3 fatty acids on the face of the earth and a pure rich source of fiber for your body. It is what linen (linseed) is made from and is grown in cooler environments and especially around the Canadian Rockies.
Flax has been used for healing purposes in humans dating back thousands of years.
Just 3.5 ounces of flaxseed has 27.3 grams of fiber, 18.29 grams of protein and 42.16 grams of healthy saturated fat. All that in these tiny little seeds!
Flaxseed has very high levels of thiamine (B-1), magnesium, iron, calcium, zinc, phosphorus, B-6, and moderate levels of niacin, folate, potassium, iron, riboflavin, and vitamin C. As you can see flaxseed is loaded with heart-healthy and thyroid boosting saturated fats, B-vitamins and enough fiber to last you all day.
I personally consume between 2 and 3 tablespoons of flaxseed daily. Because of its great fiber content it is a wonderful ally for weight loss. It will fight cancer and heart disease and help you to reduce your cravings for processed sugar.
Studies also prove that flax reduces your total and LDL cholesterol levels. Because of its rich source of omega-3 fatty acids it has also been proven to help metabolize your thyroid and bring it back to a healthy level it once was.
Flaxseeds are also without a doubt the very best source of lignans on the planet. Lignins are polyphenols found in fibrous plantlife foods like beans and fruits and vegetables and assist in bone structure.
The digestive health benefit that you receive from flaxseeds is unequaled from any other source. There is just no reason that any human should ever be bothered with constipation or digestive issues with flaxseeds at their disposal.
One of the most obvious reasons to add flaxseed to your daily diet is that it has been well documented to help with obesity.
So again no, it is not just for old sick people. However, it might just help keep you from getting old and sick!
I speak to people every day about flax and some have never even heard of it. Some of these people are body-builders I meet in the gym on a daily basis, many of whom have actually laughed at my reference to flaxseed. Most of these uninformed folks are usually drinking some sort of colored sugar water with claims to having electrolytes and body-building ingredients in it. Mmm, BUYER BEWARE! As a body-builder, you most certainly want to add ground flaxseed to your breakfast or smoothie before heading to the gym for maximum muscle growth.
You can sprinkle flax over your salad or put it in your nightly yogurt, but never use it in baked goods. The omega-3 oil in the seed is the healthy part. When the seeds are cooked it dries the oil and certainly kills the anti-inflammatory punch that it has.
To be effective in the human body flaxseed has to be ground so I personally use a cheap coffee grinder to make it into a smooth powder before use. (Only grind a day or two’s worth and put it in a seal tight jar and store in a dark drawer of the refrigerator).
I prefer the dark brown seeds over the golden seeds for their flavor and better digestive assistance. I also give them to my chickens! A flaxseed-fed chicken will produce an egg with as much omega-3 fatty acid as a 4-6 ounce piece of wild-caught salmon! (Not to mention the coveted flavor of such eggs).
So with all of these benefits what are you waiting for? Order some today folks and improve the health of your life and your loved ones.
I sincerely care about you and the health of your family.
GET HEALTHY AMERICA!