Flaxseeds And Your Health

These days people are going nuts over supposedly "cure all" herbal food supplements which are being incessantly advertised in Philippine television and radio. Though having no guarantee to cure all types of diseases, many are being marketed as a potent food supplement against all known diseases.

Maybe the reason behind all these craziness lies in the failure of traditional western medicine to live up to its expectations in the "art of healing". Also, recent surveys have shown that the younger generations are more prone to the diseases which are normally experiences when one reaches the age of 50 and above.

The search for the ultimate herb has never stopped and recently another herb, namely flaxseeds, is gaining popularity among the masses. Used as far as 5, 000 BC in Egypt, Greece and Rome, flaxseeds was said to be worshipped because of its "magical powers" to promote healing in the intestine and skin imperfections, to improve health and to boost up energy.

Commercializing of flaxseeds and its availability to the masses has only been done recently when medicine and drug companies took advantage of the findings done by reputable laboratories. Furthermore, its commercializing has gone into full throttle because of the strong recommendation for its use by health care professionals.

Lignans and Omega 3 fatty acid are the two very important components of flaxseeds. Our body benefits from liganus because it not only contains anti-cancer properties but also helps our hearts as well. On the other hand, Omega 3 fatty acids gives nourishment to our brain. It also provides a healthy glow to our hair and skin. Flaxseeds is composed of 30% fiber and 40% healthy fat. The high fiber content of flaxseeds helps those suffering from hypoglycemia and diabetes while decreasing the chances of having heart disease, coronary artery disease, and strokes. The combination of Omega 3 helps the body burn fat efficiently by increasing the body's metabolism.