The flaxseed is beneficial in preventing and treating many diseases and it also helps in the diet. Its most important ingredient is the fluid that is released in contact with water, but all of its properties are best experienced when using ground. It is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamins and trace elements (calcium, potassium, phosphorus, zinc, manganese, selenium) and it also contains phytoestrogens - many hormones whose chemical structure is similar to that of the estrogen. Its thin shell is indigestible, and it is rich in cellulose fibers. The healing properties of the flaxseed are known since antiquity and recommended in the treatment and prevention of various diseases - very helpful in reducing cholesterol and prevention of cardiovascular diseases. Omega-3 fatty acids favorably affect the lowering of the blood pressure, and it contains alpha-linolenic acid, which reduces the risk of heart attack and cancer.
The flaxseed reduces the level of glucose in the blood
It is very useful in stabilizing blood sugar and if you are a person who suffer from diabetes, the flaxseed is the best choice.
Its action against inflammation helps with arthritis and eases the symptoms, but it is also a natural laxative. The flaxseed swells in the intestines and it discharges mucus, which regulates digestion in a noninvasive way. This same feature alleviates symptoms caused by the occurrence of hemorrhoids. Due to the high level of mucus it helps with dry unproductive cough - facilitates expectoration and reduces cough; it is also recommended to be used in a combination with mallow for this particular purpose. Because of the phytoestrogens and oligo elements, it is recommended for women who are in menopause - a great alternative to estrogen therapy and acts preventively to osteoporosis.
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