Since the times of Babylon and Egypt, flaxseeds have been an invaluable source of nutrients in the diet of Europe and Asia for thousands of years.
However, until today with the need to provide the world with greater and better sources of nutrition, research in universities and corporations has surprised the results of flaxseed in nutrition and disease prevention.
In 2010 alone, more than 300 food products in Canada and the United States were launched with this seed as an ingredient ...
There are basically three components by which this seed is being widely disseminated and used:
- Lignans, antioxidants with direct effects in the prevention of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer, Parkinson's disease and Sclerosis, among others; and strokes.
- Rich in Omega 3, the formation of cell membranes, hormones, improvement in the functioning of the immune system, formation of the retina and neurons in the brain
- Fiber is an adjunct in the digestion process and intestinal transit.
Its direct benefits are reflected on coronary heart disease, as it helps lower blood cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease.
Diabetes, serves to stabilize blood sugar levels; and in cancer, since various studies such as that of Duke University have revealed how the consumption of Flax significantly slows the growth of prostate cancer tumors.
Flax seeds can be consumed in grain, in chips (snacks), in capsules such as vitamin supplements, oils, in powder, etc. You can get it in supermarkets in Mexico in organic food stores and vitamin supplement stores.
Consuming ground or ground flaxseeds, along with healthy foods, help control the levels of fatty acids in your body, maintaining a healthy intestinal flora.
Remember that a healthy diet is a balanced diet. Consuming too much of a single food source means that you are not consuming some other source of nutrients.
Health is in the Equilibrium!