Dating back to the Babylonians (3000 BC), civilizations have used Flax seed for its nutritional and medical benefits. Most notable, flax seed has proven useful in relieving constipation, abdominal problems, sore throat, and much more.
Equally important, laboratory studies on mice show flax to reduce the formation, growth, spread of prostate, breast cancers and melanoma. Flax seed anti-cancer ingredients include: phyto nutrients, omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, antioxidants and lignans.
You can purchase flax seed at grocery and health food stores, but remember the seeds must be ground into meal in order to release their true potential. Consider using a coffee grinder to prepare them and then sprinkle or incorporate the meal into your daily food. Store in the freezer to lock in the nutrients and keep them from spoiling.
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