Flax seed oils and seeds contain Essential Fatty Acids ( EFAs) needed to maintain the health of the colon. Helps clean the body of toxic materials.
“Wherever flax seed becomes a regular food item among the people, there will be better health.” Mahatma Gandhi
Flax Seed for Health
Flax is a blue flowering plant that is grown for its oil rich seeds. Flax has been used in the human diet since at least 3000 B.C. Around 650 B.C., Hippocrates wrote about the soothing nature of eating flax to relieve abdominal pains. Today, many people consume the whole seed for its many health benefits and its unique nutty flavor. Flax is currently under study at the National Cancer Institute as well as other research centers in the U.S. and Canada.
The major components of flax seed are oil and protein. The majority of flax oil that is available in North America is sold in capsules or in bottles. The interest in flax oil has grown in recent years because it is unique among oil seeds containing an exceptionally high concentration of the Omega 3 fatty acids. Flax oil, when extracted with care, is one of the greatest sources of essential fatty acids.
The protein in flax seeds is easily digested and contains all the amino acids needed for building a strong body. The fiber in flax acts as a broom sweeping the colon of toxic material, metabolic waste and dried mucus. Flax fiber is an excellent food for friendly bacteria in the intestine, which keeps disease-causing organisms in check.
Flax mucilage helps to prevent toxic build-up in the bowel during fasting or a healing diet. When juice fasting, take a teaspoon of whole flax, two to three times per day, with a generous supply of water. Do not chew the seeds; swallow them whole with a glass of water. This will allow only the mucilage to escape. The flax seed will pass out of the system without releasing any of its oil. Even though the oil is highly nutritious, it can hinder the deep cleansing process that is desirable during juice fasting.
Flax seed contains lignans that have antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal and anti-cancer properties. Flax seeds have the richest source of lignans, 100 times more than the next best source, that of wheat bran. These little seeds improve digestion, help stabilize blood glucose levels, fight tumor formation and enhance cardiovascular health. Never purchase ground flax. Grind your own flax seeds fresh in a coffee grinder and eat immediately. Both the flax seed and the flax oil are very unstable and turn rancid if they are not refrigerated.
In this day and age of fat phobia and the resultant barrage of low fat and non-fat food products lining the grocery store aisles, a recommendation to supplement your daily diet with one to two tablespoons of essential fatty acid-rich flax or borage seed oil would appear to go against what you are being told! To the contrary, this is exactly what health conscious consumers are doing across the country to attain and maintain health
The essential fatty acids (EFAs) found in flax seed oil have been scientifically validated to benefit optimal health. A lack of the dietary essential fatty acids has been suggested to facilitate regenerative disease. Surveys indicate that at least 80%of our population is deficient in the essential fatty acids. Unfortunately, mass commercial refinement of fat and oil products and foods containing them has effectively eliminated the essential fatty acids from our food chain, contributing to our modern day deficiencies and growing concern with obesity. Flax seed (whole or ground) can be a wonderful addition to pancakes, breads, muffins, soups and whole grain casseroles.
Natural herbal supplements will provide you with a simple, natural way to cleanse your colon. It will require some experimentation to see what works best for you, but they can all be conveniently integrated into your diet. By embarking on a new herbal colon cleansing regime, you will definitely see and feel a marked improvement in your general health and wellbeing, as you start to eliminate the poisonous toxic waste from your body.
So in with the good, out with the old, and enjoy a healthier new you!
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