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Eat Organic Flax Seed for Your Health December 16, 2006

Tip! Environmental Stewardship. Gardening organically means that the environment benefits from the reduction in contamination of the water supply and air pollution.

Flaxseed oil, and flaxseed is both rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids which are great for your health. Flax helps the body in several ways. Flax helps improve the cardiovascular health of the individual. This is because flaxseed has massive levels of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. These fatty acids lower LDL cholesterol levels. LDL cholesterol is considered bad cholesterol and having less lowers the risk of blood clots, heart disease, and heart attacks. Other foods have similar levels of fatty acids, fish oil and algae; however flaxseed is much more functional in that it can be easily incorporated into the diet. Flaxseed is great for colon health. Being high in both forms of fiber, soluble and insoluble, it acts as a natural laxative, and lubricant. This protects the colon from polyps and colon cancer.

 

Flaxseed can also give the body’s immune system a well needed boost. Studies have shown that school aged children who ingested less than a teaspoon of flaxseed oil daily have less respiratory infections than children who did not take flaxseed. Omega-3 and omega-6 fats are precursors of brain building molecules therefore increasing the amount of these fats that are available directly increasing the development of the brain. This is especially true for infants and even babies in utero. Many women who are pregnant use flaxseed supplements in their diets and even while breastfeeding after birth.

Flax is also great for the skin. Flaxseed has the ability to treat patients who suffer from skin disorders from simple dry skin and eczema. The antioxidant properties of flaxseed help the skin hold in moisture which helpful in preventing wrinkles and reversing the aging process. Also, flax helps to stabilize the blood sugar levels especially in patients suffering from type I and type II diabetes.

Tip! Mulching – This is a great way to prevent soil erosion, add organic matter to the soil and reduce evaporation. However, you need to leave space around the base of each plant.

Weight loss is also increased by flaxseed. Any fat that is high in fatty acids can increase the bodies metabolism. It can help to burn the excess bad fats within the body while letting the body use the good fats for energy and storage from flax. The process of storing fat is called thermogenesis and must be controlled in order to loose weight. Try flaxseed today for all your health needs!

Tip! Grow your own. Even a small window box can yield some organic herbs or tomatoes.

View our recommended source for 100% organic Flaxseed. http://www.flaxseedpro.com is a great site for all of your flax seed needs. There is also a section of the site dedicated to Flaxseed Information with many articles and postings by customers.

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