The Benefits of Flax Seed

09.22.08 | Sherri Watters | Comments[0]

Fight inflammation the natural way! Swelling in the body causes so many problems, from bone spurs to coronary disease to arthritis. Ground flax seed in your diet will help ease the swelling and take away the pain associated in these areas. Best results are found when grinding the seeds fresh which keeps the oils from getting rancid. Using a simple coffee grinder you can add this flavorful seed to cereal, salad or just in drink it down with 100% fruit juice. The results are amazing!

The following is from an excerpt from an about.com article by Laura Dolson. There is a lot more information at this web site to better understand health and nutrition.

It may be tiny, but it’s mighty: The flax seed carries one of the biggest nutrient payloads on the planet. And while it’s not technically a grain, it has a similar vitamin and mineral profile to grains, while the amount of fiber, antioxidants, and Omega-3 fatty acids in flax leaves grains in the dust. Additionally, flax seed is very low in carbohydrates, making it ideal for people who limit their intake of starches and sugars. And its combination of healthy fat and high fiber content make it a great food for weight loss and maintenance -- many dieters have found that flax seed has been a key to keeping them feeling satisfied.

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