Seeds of Wonder
Golden flax seed is an easy and extremely beneficial addition to everyone's diet. Flax seed has high nutritional value.
Golden Flax seed has the natural properties of fiber, lignans, and omega-3 fatty acids that provide preventative and restorative abilities to your diet. Understanding the role of fiber, lignans, and omega-3 plays in your diet and understanding the components of golden flax seed is helpful to fully understand its preventative abilities for chronic illnesses and health problems.
Health Benefits of Golden Flaxseed
- Constipation, Diarrhea and IBS
- Combat Cholesterol and Heart Disease
- Guard Against Hypertension
- Cancer Prevention
- Deterring Diabetes
- Immune System
- Weight Management
- Memory, Mood, Attention
- Reduces Symptoms of Menopause
How Does It Do All of That?
How can a little seed, the same size as a sesame seed, be packed with these types of health benefits? Adding just 1/8-1/4 cup of flaxseed to your daily diet can help reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and assists with healthy weight management. Research also indicates that properties in flaxseed can be helpful dietary additions to persons with attention-deficit disorder (ADD) and illnesses that suppress the body's natural immune system, such as lupus and varying forms of arthritis.
Omega-3's are the least stable of the fatty acids, so the oil turns rancid quickly if it is exposed to heat, light or air. Grind the seeds shortly before you eat them, and store any surplus in the refrigerator. Sprinkle your seeds on cereal, into salads or any other food. They have very little flavor and just a bit of crunch.
100 grams of flax seed yields about:
35 grams of fat (60% omega-3 polyunsaturated, 18% monounsaturated, 10% saturated)
26 grams of protein
26 grams of fiber (14 grams insoluble, 12 grams soluble)
4 grams of minerals
9 grams of water (1)