Flax seed is an ancient grain that has been used in the diets of humans for thousands of years. Hippocrates, the father of medicine, used flaxseed for the relief of intestinal discomfort in 650BC. Both modern day nutritionists and scientists are re-discovering the tremendous health benefits of flax.
Health Benefits - There are many health problems that are prevented or improved by adding ground flax to your everyday diet. It can truly be called an elixir of health.
Flax is the highest food source of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), the plant form of omega 3 fatty acids. Animal source omega 3 fatty acids are found in salmon and other fatty fish. Flax is high in soluble fiber, the same type of fiber found in oatmeal, barley, dried beans and fruits. The power punch in flax is the lignans, powerful anti-cancer nutrients. Flax is gluten free and allowable for persons with gluten intolerance.