Flaxseed: A Multifunctional Food Product


Bowl of Flax Seeds and Flaxseed Oil

Flax seed is known in the nutritional world as a "super" food. The reason behind this is easy to understand. It has one of the highest concentrations of omega 3 fatty acids. The seeds and oil contain an abundance of iron, zinc, fiber and Vitamin E. Flax is one of the few oils that contain a low concentration of saturated fats. Along with the nutrients it contains, flax is also full of antioxidants. The nutritional benefits offered by flax seeds is only the beginning.

Although flax seed oil is not a good option for cooking, it can easily be used in recipes. Flax seeds can be added to muffins and other whole grain foods for an added touch that provides both moisture and flavor. The benefits of adding flax seed to your diet boosts the immune systems, helps to lower cholesterol and can dramatically improve your body's ability to digest foods and absorb the nutrients. The fatty acids flax contains can help stabilize blood sugar levels, correct hormone imbalances, reduce inflammation and improve mental clarity. When you start to feel better, you are less irritable and depression is less likely to become an issue.

Flax is one of the few foods that are naturally good for you in almost every way possible. Omega 3 fatty acids are also ideal for people who are trying to lose weight and regain their health. With benefits for digestion, the immune system and the ability to stabilize both blood sugar levels and the endocrine system, flax seed should be a mainstay for anyone who is trying to regain their health. Adding flax to your diet at least two or three times a week can dramatically improve your health as well as your outlook on life. 

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