Flax

Flaxseed: The Perfect Food

Flax is one of the oldest cultivated crops. Flaxseed has several properties known to be beneficial in the treatment of high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol and triglycerides, and atherosclerosis (clogging of the arteries). In one study, participants with chronic high cholesterol were given three…

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What Your Chocolate Cravings Could Mean

…more than what most people consider “normal,” include more magnesium-rich foods in your diet, like bran from rice, wheat, oats; seeds of pumpkin, flax, sesame, and sunflower; Brazil nuts, pine nuts, almonds, cashews, peanuts, molasses, dry roasted soybeans (edamame), bananas, figs, raisins, kidney…

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Reduce Estrogen Dominance With Probiotics

…with weight loss and blood sugar control. Soluble fiber also feeds the microflora in the bowel. It’s one of the many reasons I like fresh ground flax, hemp, or chia seeds, and include at least one of these in my morning protein shake. Insoluble fiber, primarily from vegetables or from the hulls of…

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Increase Omega-3 for Heart Health

…there are much safer ways of reducing inflammation like increasing one’s intake of omega-3 fatty acids through supplement and consumption of fish, flax seed, and chia. In addition, exercise, maintaining healthy teeth and gums, and adding fiber to your diet can all help in keeping inflammation under…

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Vision Saving Foods

…combined effects of these carotenes that make carrots and so many other brightly colored vegetables so beneficial. Nuts, fresh cold-water fish, and flax seeds are rich in essential fatty acids that counteract bad fats, and cruciferous vegetables, such as Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, kale,…

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It's Basic, A Primer on Why Excess Acid is Unhealthy

…citrates, which are converted into bicarbonates. * Beans such as string, soy, lima, green, and snap * Peas * Potatoes * Arrowroot flour * Grains such as flax, millet, quinoa, and amaranth * Nuts like almonds, pignoli, fresh coconut, and chestnuts * Sprouted seeds of alfalfa, radish, and chia * Unsprouted…

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