Fierce, Fantastic Flax!

Flax! This popular seed is not given enough credit for its nutritious and fiber-rich properties. Loaded with health benefits, we should all make sure we get a daily serving of this helpful food. Want to know more? Here are some of flaxseed’s benefits:

Serves as Nature’s Broom. This seed is packed with fiber and helps clean out your colon and keeps your bowels regular.

Lowers Cholesterol. Fiber helps bind cholesterol so it can be eliminated through the bowels and also contains omega 3 fatty acids that help lower harmful LDL cholesterol.

Female Hormone Regulator. Packed with hormone-regulating lignans. This substance acts as a phytoestrogen and balances out estrogen levels associated with menopausal and menstrual complaints such as hot flashes, cramps, irregular periods, etc.

Clears Skin. Contains omega 3’s which help reduce inflammation and promotes elimination of toxins from the body which leads to clear, beautiful skin!

Halts oxidative damage. Full of powerful antioxidants which stop toxins from damaging cells in our bodies which could otherwise lead to heart disease and cancers.

How much flaxseed should you have daily? Consider adding 1-2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed to your diet. It is best to grind flax daily or weekly and store it in the fridge to prevent loss of valuable nutrients. Flax can be added to cereals, oatmeal, salads, and smoothies. For those not used to having fiber regularly, add it gradually into your diet and ensure you are drinking lots of water to prevent constipation.