Nutrition

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Nutritionally, flax seed provides the essential omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid, and Alpha Linoleic Acid (ALA) that has a beneficial role in brain and vision development in babies. University research suggests that flax seed can have a wide range of biological and metabolic effects in humans, and can be useful in the treatment and prevention of disease and maintenance of optimal health.

 

Golden Flax Is A Top Source of These Health Needs:

Fiber
Flax seed contains both soluble and insoluble fiber. Studies have found soluble fiber in flax seed can help lower cholesterol and stabilize blood sugar levels.

Two-thirds of the fiber in flax seed is insoluble and this aids digestion by increasing bulk and reducing the time that waste remains in the body. These characteristics seem to have a role in protecting against cancer. Fiber enhances our body’s ability to use other dietary nutrients and goes through our digestive tract almost completely undigested. Once it reaches the colon and/or the large intestine, fiber is then broken down. Insoluble fiber is helpful in maintaining regularity and protects against bowel cancer. American Institute for Cancer Research, Mayo Clinic Dietitian – facts on flax

Diets that do not contain sufficient fiber may lead to:
– Weight Control problems
– Hypertension
– Cancer
– Heart Disease
– Diabetes
– Chronic Constipation

Lignans
The phytoestrogens (phyto=plant) called lignans, bind to estrogen receptors in the body and may have a role in preventing hormonally related cancers of breast, endometrium and prostrate. They are molecules with anti-cancer, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial properties.

Diets high in lignans and Alpha Linoleic Acid (ALA) enter the digestive tract and convert bacteria into phytoestrogens that may block the growth of hormone related cancers especially breast and colon tumors.

All of which just might translate into increased health benefits in the areas of heart disease, menopause symptoms, arthritis and breast, colon and prostate cancers.

Vitamins and Minerals
The vitamins and minerals found in flax seeds are zinc, iron, vitamin E, carotene, B-group vitamins, magnesium, calcium, sulfur, potassium, phosphorous, manganese, silicon, copper, nickel, molybdenum, chromium, and cobalt.

Protein
Every 100 grams of flax seeds is equal to 25-30 grams of protein, which is great considering the other nutrients you get along with this.

Fat
Flax seed is one of the best sources for Alpha Linoleic Acid that is both an essential fatty acid and an Omega 3 fatty acid. Researchers are interested in omega 3 fatty acids for their role in reducing risk factors of heart disease and stroke (regulation of cholesterol, triglycerides, blood pressure, blood clotting), immune and inflammatory disorders.

How to use Omega Golden Flax Seed?
One of the best ways to use the Omega Golden Flax Seed is to grind the seeds, stir into a glass of juice or water, add to smoothies, yogurt, cereal, pasta, vegetables, apple sauce, cottage cheese, basically any food or drink.

  • The shelf life of whole flax seed is several years at room temperature in cool, dry storage.
  • The shelf life for ground flax seed is 22 months, refrigerated and unopened.
  • Ground fresh is best for maximum benefits.
  • As a general rule cut down your flour amount 1/2 to 3/4 cup and replace with 1/2 to 3/4 cup loosely packed ground flax.
  • Replace an egg by simply using one tablespoon of ground flax seed and three tablespoons of water. Let mixture sit for 1-2 min.

 

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