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A Serotonin Sleep Shake Recipe

…with an equal amount of skim milk about 30 to 45 minutes before bedtime. For even greater benefits, you could also include a teaspoon of ground flaxseeds and/or raw sunflower seeds, a tablespoon of lecithin granules, and a dash of powdered cinnamon and vanilla extract. The walnuts alone will do the…

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Flaxseed: The Perfect Food

…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 slices of bread containing flaxseed, along…

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Three Foods That Promote Prostate Health

…growth of prostate cancer. 2. Flaxseed can be instrumental in reversing pre-cancer of the prostate gland. In a study at Duke University Medical Center, researchers placed 15 men with suspected early-stage prostate cancer on a low-fat diet that included 30 grams of flaxseed a day. All of the men were scheduled…

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The Health Benefits of Chia

…American countries. Oil from chia has the highest proportion of omega-3 fatty acids of any plant known. Until chia became available, the oils from flaxseed, fish, and marine algae were considered to be the only other viable sources of dietary omega-3s. And each of these has their own problems and drawbacks…

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How to Lower Your Cortisol

…on by the stress of fatigue, you must get 7 to 9 hours of sleep every day. Diet * Incorporate eggs, lean meat, oily fish such as salmon and tuna, flaxseed, citrus fruits, berries, fortified cereals, dark leafy greens, and create a diet high fiber and lean protein. Eating five small meals a day will also…

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Increase Omega-3 for Heart Health

…our fat consumption was in the form of omega-6 oils (like corn and safflower oil) and 40 percent was in the form of omega-3 oils (like fish and flaxseed oil). How does this deficit of omega-6 and omega-3 oils contribute to cardiovascular disease? It is well established that inflammation in the body…

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The Skinny on Healthy Cooking Oils

…dressing, choose olive or flaxseed oil. Studies show that olive oil helps reduce cholesterol, so you’ll be supporting your heart health by adding it to meals. For best quality, select an olive oil that’s certified organic extra virgin. Another option for salads is flaxseed oil. It is an omega-3 oil…

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Fight Depression with Fatty Acids

…between omega-6 fatty acids (from polyunsaturated oils like those from corn, soy, palm, and cottonseed) and omega-3 fatty acids (from fatty fish, flaxseed, and olive oil) are significant. Research has revealed that countries with the highest consumption of fish have the lowest rates of depression, and…

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Health Benefits of Fiber for Diabetes

…the highest fiber foods—items such as cantaloupes, oranges, papayas, sweet potatoes, winter squash, granola, oatmeal, et cetera. Whole ground flaxseed is another good source of fiber and essential fatty acids. Whole foods like these contain both soluble and insoluble fibers (as well as hundreds of…

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Food Causing Your IBS? Use Food to Fight It

…fiber comes in different forms. If you can’t handle wheat or other grains that can trigger IBS, try eating more water-soluble fibers found in flaxseed, fruits, vegetables and legumes like beans and peas. These fibrous foods help stimulate the cleansing of the colon. * Avoid troublesome foods. Sugar…

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