FLAXSEEDS….ONE OF THE HEALTHIEST FOODS YOU CAN ADD TO YOUR DIET! CHECK OUT THE HEALTH BENEFITS THAT HAVE BEEN DEMONSTRATED IN HUMAN STUDIES.

January 26th, 2012

I have been adding flaxseeds to my morning protein shake for years, not only do they taste quite good, (sort of nutty) but take a look at the documented health benefits of flaxseeds.

  • • 2012 Journal APPETITE, Jan.5 – Consumption of flaxseed reduces appetite and food intake• Journal PLOS-1 Flaxseed has therapeutic value in type 2 diabetes• J Ren Nutr – Flaxseed improves symptoms of enlarged prostate in men• J Clin Cancer Res. 2005 – Flaxseed reduces tumor growth in patients with breast cancer• Eur J Clin Nutr -2007 – Flaxseed lowers blood pressure in people with high cholesterol

    • Am J Clin Nutr -2009 – Flaxseed lowers circulating total and LDL cholesterol

    • J Urology -2004- Flaxseed reduces prostate growth and PSA (a prostate cancer marker)

    • J Cancer Epidem Biomarkers -2008 – Flaxseed reduces prostate cancer proliferation pre-surgery in men

    • J Soc Integ Onc – 2007 – Flaxseed helps control hot flashes in women not on hormone therapy

    • J Nat Cancer Inst. – Plant lignans (like those in flaxseed) reduced the risk of developing estrogen and progesterone positive breast cancer in postmenopausal women

    Just add one or two heaping tablespoons of ground flaxseeds to shakes, or salads or cereals to get the impressive health benefits described.

    Curt Hendrix, M.S., C.C.N., C.N.S.