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flax

Herbal medicine
An annual, the oil and seeds of which contain a cyanogenic glycoside, fixed oils (e.g., linoleic and linolenic acids), mucilage and protein; it has been used internally as a laxative and antitussive, and topically to treat burns.
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You can find whole and ground flaxseed at most health food stores and some supermarkets (look in the bulk or organic sections).
Eat More: "Always use ground flaxseed as the body cannot properly digest the hull," says Dr.
Evidence showed the daily consumption of five tablespoons (40 grams) of ground flaxseed helps to reduce cholesterol levels.
The daily consumption of five tablespoons (40g) of ground flaxseed will help to reduce cholesterol levels.
If you have hypertension, adding ground flaxseed to your diet may help lower your blood pressure.
Sprinkle ground flaxseed onto oatmeal, yogurt, and cereals.
Incorporation of ground flaxseed in bakery products and its effect on sensory and nutritional characteristics-a pilot study.
In this way, 30 g of ground flaxseed was given to the participants in form of three slices of bread.
Popular ways to flavor the shake are cinnamon, extracts like vanilla, almond or lemon, unsweetened cocoa powder or ground flaxseed. Some like to add fruit to the shake; however, weight loss might be slower because of the added fructose.
Chia seeds Ground flaxseed Ounce for ounce, flaxseed contains almost as much fiber and way more omega-3s.
Sprinkling a little ground flaxseed on your cereal every day may help protect you against high blood pressure that could lead to a brain-damaging stroke, according to recent research.
Choose beans and lentils, apples, oats, barley, carrots and freshly ground flaxseed." The American Heart Association recommends no more than 300 milligrams of cholesterol a day for a healthy adult, but some foods can help lower cholesterol levels.