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Flaxseed is a miracle food that is just right
for heart health. It contains nutrients
which can apply a coating to your arteries just like a
nonstick spray thereby allowing your blood to flow
smoothly. It helps reduces high blood pressure,
cholesterol and risk of heart disease.
Lowers High Blood
alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) which is a type of
omega-3 fatty acid that can help to decrease
blood pressure. You just need to take 1
tablespoon of ground flaxseed to get 1.8 grams
of ALA and 2.2 grams of fiber, which includes
both insoluble and soluble forms. A diet
rich in fiber has been proven to help lower
Flaxseed may be a
little seed but its benefits are real powerful.
It can easily sweep away cholesterol that clogs
your arteries right out of your system.
Flaxseed has the
ability to lower total and LDL (bad cholesterol)
without impacting HDL (good cholesterol) levels.
like oatmeal, is high in mucilage, the type of
soluble fiber that is effective in helping to
lower cholesterol. This sticky fiber slows
down food passing through the stomach and small
intestines thus allowing the HDL particles to
have sufficient time to pick up cholesterol and
whisk it to the liver allowing it to convert to
bile then getting rid of it.
contains lignans, a estrogen-like chemicals,
that works by affecting enzymes involved in
Consuming 2 - 6
tablespoons of ground flaxseed daily for just 4
weeks can lower total cholesterol by 9% and LDL
cholesterol by 18% in young healthy adults,
postmenopausal women or those who has moderately
high cholesterol levels.
Lowers risk of
Flaxseed has the
capability to fight inflammation, a key player
in heart disease, by blocking cytokines,
pro-inflammatory eicosanoids and platelet
The ALA in
flaxseed has been proven to help lower the risk
of heart disease and heart attacks as it has the
ability to reduce blood clotting, a contributor
to strokes and heart attacks as well as to
prevent abnormal heart rhythms.
Just consuming 1-2
tablespoons daily can provide you with
incredible heart insurance.
to add flaxseed to your diets
Just sprinkle roasted
ground flaxseed on yoghurt, cereal, salads and
Mix flaxseed into
batter for waffles or pancakes.
Use flaxseed to baking
muffins, breads or cookies
Add some flaxseed to
casseroles, meatloaf and burgers.
Replace fat in recipes
tablespoons of ground flax with 1 tablespoon of
butter, shortening, margarine or oil