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Benefits of Flax Seed / Flaxseed Health Benefits

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The National Cancer Institute identified flax seed as a food product that has potential cancer fighting properties. Flaxseed contains 27 identifiable cancer preventive compounds. U. S. Department of Agriculture

What Does This Mean for Your Health

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Increases metabolic rate – helps with weight loss
- Reduces body fat
- Increases energy and vitality, Enhances Performance
- Reduces muscle soreness
- Increases utilization of oxygen and other nutrients
- Brain food - Omega 3 fatty acids contribute to treatment of depression
- Reduces threat of blood clots
- Studies suggest flaxseed lignans help balance hormones
- Relieves menopause and PMS symptoms
- Research suggests Flax Lignans protect against hormone sensitive cancers of breast and prostate
- Studies show lowers blood cholesterol levels
- Helps lower high blood pressure
- Helps control blood sugar levels
- Eases inflammatory tissue conditions, including arthritis
- Alleviates dry skin, eczema and psoriasis
- Enhances immune system
- Helps kidneys excrete water and sodium
- Helps with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
- Natural laxative

Flaxseed Health Benefits Reported In Scientific Literature*

- Reduces LDL cholesterol & triglycerides - may reduce heart arrhythmia during "coronary events" (Bierenbaum & Alexander)
- Anti-inflammatory effects . . . (Zurier and Kelly)
- Natural laxative effects of the dietary fiber . . . (Cunnane)
- Helps glucose control in diabetics . . . (Cunnane)
- Softens skin and improves coat (fur) of animals . . . (Simopoulos)
- Reduces some psoriasis in people and other animals . . . (Simopoulos)
- Relieves renal disease (Lupus nephritis) with favorable effects on plasma lipids & blood pressure (Clark, Parbtani)

*NDSU leaflet, FLAXSEED as Functional Food for People and as Feed for Other Animals

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