Flaxseed oil is good for the heart because it is the richest source of alpha-linolenic acid. Flaxseed itself (ground or whole) also contains lignans, which may have antioxidant actions to help cancer, constipation, hemorrhoids and diverticular disease, reduces inflammation in the joints, kidneys and skin, but also lowers cholesterol levels. Flaxseed oil is a good source of Omega 3 and good for the diabetic and their heart. Get some today!
Add to cottage cheese, oatmeal, salads, etc.
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Flaxseeds do help the body feel full. They also promote good colon health. Flaxseeds arerich in omega-3 and -6 fatty acids..these speed up metabolism and can even help your heart and arteries. Yep every Dieter and diabetic should be taking flaxseed oil or ground flaxseeds. Use on salads, oatmreal, grits, protein shakes, veggies...etc. There is no real taste just benefits. Some say a nutty flavor..I don't taste it.
By eating just 3 tabelsoons of ground flaxseed daily or taking a flaxseed supplement it can lessen the effects of hot flashes. This was reported by Mayo Clinic. Also if you eat a low fat diet this could help those with the "hots"
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