Flax seeds are natures best source of not one, but TWO essential dietary components most people are lacking due to diets high in refined foods: Omega-3 fatty acids and fiber!
Flax seeds contain:
Lignans, special fiber compounds protect against cancer, especially of the colon, prostate, breast and reproductive system.
Fiber also aids digestive disorders such as constipation and irritable bowel. It is also protective against heart disease and cancer.
Phytoestrogens to balance hormone levels and benefit pms, menopause and other hormonal disorders such as acne.
Omega-3 essential fatty acids to aid in weight loss, to help inflammatory disorders (arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, etc.), reduce risk of heart disease by lowering elevated cholesterol and triglycerides, reducing blood pressure, thinning the blood to help ward off dangerous blood clots. Omega-3 fatty acids are also very important for the brain.
Find out how to use flax seeds (recipes included!) and get on your way back to health!