Blossom Flax Seed Mill
ByKitchenBoy, June 24, 2013One of the hottest food trends right now is flax seed. You hear so many people talking about it you begin to wonder if it is simply the latest fad or something we should incorporate into our diet.flax seed photo from WebMD article by Elaine Magee MPH RD
Flax Seed Information
In conducting my research, I read such a plethora of similar sounding articles and studies proclaimingthe benefits of flax seed that you would think there was a conspiracy. In fact the flax seed has quite animpressive history of use throughout human existence.In a piece written for WebMD
, Elaine Magee, MPH, RD, provided this background, “Flaxseed wascultivated in Babylon as early as 3000 BC. In the 8th century, King Charlemagne believed so stronglyin the health benefits of flaxseed that he passed laws requiring his subjects to consume it. Now,thirteen centuries later, some experts say we have preliminary research to back up what Charlemagnesuspected.”The
Omega-3 essential fatty acids
– “good” fats that have been shown to have heart-healthy effects. Eachtablespoon of ground flaxseed contains about 1.8 grams of plant omega-3s.
Phytochemicals & Lignans
– have both plant estrogen and antioxidant qualities. Flaxseed contains 75to 800 times more lignans than other plant foods and high amounts of vegetarian protein.
– Flaxseed contains both the soluble and insoluble types.All of these elements combine to provide help with high cholesterol, heart disease, menopausalsymptoms, and may play a role in reducing and preventing abnormal cells in several types of cancer.From the Mayo Clinic to leading University Medical Centers
there is reluctant acknowledgement tothe health benefits of flax seed. The National Institutes of Health National Center for Complementary