Flax-seeds will detox your blood from toxins and will improve coronary circulation.
The coronary arteries supply blood to the heart muscle itself. Damage to or blockage of a coronary artery can result in injury to the heart because of lack of coronary circulation. Normally, blood flows through a coronary artery unimpeded. However, if the inner wall of a coronary artery becomes damaged, cholesterol plaque can build-up, progressively narrowing the available pathway through which blood can flow and decreasing coronary circulation.
Studies have shown that flax-seeds have beneficial effect on the cardiovascular system. It reduces the risk of chronic inflammation of the body, reduces existing inflammation and normalizes heartbeat.
Omega 3 fatty acids also reduce deposits on the arteries, acts as excellent prevention from stroke and reduce the risk of a heart attack and improve coronary circulation. Flax-seeds also successfully regulates the level of blood cholesterol. Only 4 tablespoons flax-seeds a day is sufficient to increase the good cholesterol and lower bad one. Each tablespoon of ground flax-seed contains about 1.8 grams of plant omega-3. Start to improve coronary circulation today!
Preliminary research suggests that lignins, which are part of the composition of flax-seeds, successfully regulate the level of sugar in the blood, which reduces the risk of developing type2 diabetes.
Alpha linolenic acid present in flax-seed is also excellent for prevention of bone loss, which prevents osteoporosis. Furthermore they have a mild laxative effect and are an excellent source of vitamin E and many minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, selenium and zinc.
As a source of phytoestrogens lignins, it’s known that they are able to offer protection against breast cancer and ovaries cancer, and also have a positive effect on. The benefits of flax-seeds are multiple; they are recommended for women aged 35 to 55 years because flax-seeds contribute to the balance of hormones and reduce the symptoms of PMS.
Pregnant women and possibly breastfeeding mothers should not supplement their diets with ground flaxseed.
Bonus recipe – Flaxseed Recipe
Here’s a recipe to get you started from
Fruity Flax-seed Muffins
These moist and high-flavor flax muffins are not only good for you, but they taste great too.
- 1/2 cup crushed pineapple with juice, canned
- 1/2 cup finely chopped apples (with peel)
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 1 large egg, higher omega-3 if available, beaten lightly
- 2 egg whites (or 1/4 cup egg substitute)
- 1 cup fat free sour cream
- 1/4 cup dark molasses
- 1/2 cup raisins, currants (or any other dried fruit, chopped)
- 1 1/4 cup unbleached white flour
- 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup ground flaxseed
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line muffin pan with paper or foil liners. Coat inside of liners with a quick squirt of canola cooking spray.
- In large mixing bowl, beat together the pineapple with juice, apples, canola oil, egg, egg whites or egg substitute, sour cream, and molasses until mixture is light and fluffy. Stir in raisins or dried fruit.
- In medium bowl, whisk together flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and flaxseed.
- Add flaxseed mixture to sour cream mixture, beating on low speed just until combined (batter will be a little lumpy). Spoon batter by 1/4 cupful into prepared muffin pan.
- Bake in center of preheated oven for about 20 minutes or until muffins are golden brown and springy to the touch.