Flaxseed’s Health Benefits
1. Prevents Heart Disease
Omega 3 fatty acids are considered to be good fats. They are important to our health, but cannot be produced by our body. We must get them in our foods. Because flaxseed is rich in omega 3., it can help to keep your heart healthy in a variety of ways.
Flaxseed also helps your heart health by lowering your blood pressure. Having high blood pressure increases the chances that you will have a heart attack or congestive heart failure. The omega 3 fatty acids in flaxseed help reduce those risks.
2. Reduces the Risk of Cancer
Based on recent studies, flaxseed may help to protect your body from various types of cancer. The most common types are breast cancer, colon cancer, and prostate cancer. Studies have indicated that the omega 3 fatty acids found in flaxseed may inhibit tumor growth.
3. Helps Weight Loss
The Omega 3 is important for helping you feel satiated and the fiber and protein take a lot of time for your digestive system to process, which makes you full for longer. This combo makes it more likely that you won’t have as many cravings for snacky/bad foods and can make healthier food choices.
4. Helps Prevent Diabetes and Stabilize Blood Sugar Levels
Flax is a low glycemic food and won’t spike your blood sugars. The omega 3 and fiber also provide your body with good energy and nutrition for longer.
When you can keep your blood sugar levels more stable, you have less spikes in your blood sugar levels, need less insulin, and help your diabetes… some people have reversed diabetes and/or been able to control it much better by eating flax.
5. Promotes Intestinal Health
Another benefit of flaxseed is that it contains mucilage, solube and insolube fibers that promote decreased irritation and healing of the intestinal system.