- High in omega 3 & 6
- High in fibre
- High in Anti-oxidants
- helps decrease insulin resistance
- Lowers blood pressure
- Lowers cholesterol
- helps with obesity
- Rich in vitamins & minerals and more………
- Among all commonly eaten foods, researchers now rank flaxseeds as the #1 source of lignans in human diets. Flaxseeds contain about 7 times as many lignans as the closest runner-up food (sesame seeds). They contain about 338 times as many lignans as sunflower seeds, 475 times as many as cashew nuts, and 3,200 times as many lignans as peanuts. Lignans are known to help fight some forms of cancer.
- The first unique feature of flax is its high omega-3 fatty acid content. Among all 127 World’s Healthiest Foods, flax-seeds comes out number one as a source of omega-3s! The primary omega-3 fatty acid found in flax-seeds is alpha-linolenic acid, or ALA.
- The second unique feature of flax-seed is its lignans. Lignans are fiber-like compounds, but in addition to their fiber-like benefits, they also provide antioxidant protection due to their structure as polyphenols. Most plant foods contain at least small amounts of phytonutrients called lignans. They also act as phytoestrogens, which is why they are so beneficial in stabilizing moods & for menopausal women.The lignans provided by flax-seed have also been shown to spark increased activity by certain Phase II detoxification enzymes that are responsible for deactivating toxins in the body. This support of the detox process may help prevent accumulation of toxins that might otherwise act as carcinogens and increase cancer risk.
- A third unique feature of flax-seeds is their mucilage (gum) content. “Mucilage” refers to water-soluble, gel-forming fiber that can provide special support to the intestinal tract. For example, gums can help prevent the too rapid emptying of the stomach contents into the small intestine, thereby improving absorption of certain nutrients in the small intestine.