Summer is the season where most of us go to camping, trekking, swimming etc. along with our families and friends to enjoy the hot weather. During this season, heat and heart stroke is at its peak because after along tiring day, who wouldn’t want to eat steak, junk foods, and drink beer? All of which, are pre-cursors for an increase in cholesterol which would result to heart attack.
Sad part of which, when you go to the hospital for consult, doctors will automatically prescribe cholesterol-lowering agent such as statins. Statins are cholesterol-lowering agents which has a side effect that includes muscle pain and weakness and interference of production ofcoenzyme Q10 levels to name just a few. It just doesn’t make sense to take these drugs—especially when there are safer, more effective natural therapies available one of which, includes Flaxseed.
Flaxseed not only helps to lower cholesterol, it can help prevent heart attacks and strokes. Flaxseed is an excellent source of soluble fiber which acts through natural cholesterol control mechanism where it binds to bile acids in the intestinal tract and interferes with absorption of cholesterol into the bloodstream.
Flaxseed is also the richest plant source of omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFAs). These EFAs are vital components of cellular membranes, and they improve blood flow and help prevent blood clots that can cause heart attack and stroke. Omega-3s have also been shown to lower blood cholesterol and triglycerides. It’s likely this combination of soluble fiber and EFAs that makes flaxseed so effective in reducing cholesterol.
Incorporate a quarter cup of freshly ground flaxseed into your diet each day. These tiny golden or brown seeds have a rich, nutty flavor and can be sprinkled on yogurt, salads, or other foods.
Because the oils in ground flaxseed can quickly become rancid, I don’t recommend using pre-ground seed or flax oil. Instead, purchase whole flaxseeds and grind them just before consumption. To grind, place whole seeds into a coffee grinder, food processor, or blender and process for about five seconds.
You’ll definitely notice a great difference after six months. I suggest that you measure your cholesterol level prior to flaxseed therapy. Then, take your cholesterol level after 6 months, to see the drastic difference.