Flax seed (Linum usitatissimum)

Flax Lignans

Welcome to totalhealth's special report on flax lignans. The object of these reports is to offer you, a committed health food supplement consumer, cutting-edge information on neutraceutical ingredients and products which can support your personal needs.

According to the Flax Council of Canada, "Flax is an Ancient Crop." Flax has been grown since the beginning of civilization and people all over the world have celebrated its usefulness throughout the ages. Historians weave the magic of flax into ancient history. Records show that the human race has eaten this seed since early times.

Flax Favorites

Here's how to work this amazing little seed into your eating plan

You've no doubt heard the reports: Flax is a health powerhouse, full of omega-3s, lignans, and soluble fiber. These substances bolster your immune and cardiovascular systems and may even help prevent tumor growth and cancer. The natural laxative action in flax helps keep your body running smoothly too. But how do you add flax to your diet easily and conveniently? Read on.
Orange Bran Flax Muffins

Fresh oranges give these muffins great flavor.

1 1/2 c oat bran
1 c all-purpose flour
1 c flaxseed, ground

Flax Seed

Examines the healing properties of flax seeds. Physical appearance; Diseases allegedly cured by flax oil and seed; Instant salad dressing using flax oil.

Back to the Future: Nutritious Flax Seed Oil

Once upon a time in a far-off land, every town and hamlet had its own oil mill. A large and prosperous household even had its own oil press, for in that time and place oil-making was a domestic activity -- part of the usual kitchen routine. Many plants and seeds were used, but the favourite for producing oil was the flax seed. It had a nutty, rich, almost creamy flavour, which tasted (according to legend), a lot like fresh butter.

Seeds as superfood

The article offers information on various seeds in a person's diet in Canada. Certain types of seeds including flax, sunflower, pumpkin and sesame contain good amounts of essential fatty acids, B...

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