Flaxseed is quite beneficial in preventing strokes and heart attacks as well as in reducing blood cholesterol level. This is because it is rich in fiber which helps in controlling the cholesterol level. The fiber actually binds to the bile acids in the intestines and reduces the cholesterol absorption in the bloodstream. This plant also is one of the richest sources of omega-3 fatty acids which are crucial compounds of cellular membranes, they also prevent the formation of blood clots which can cause a stroke or a heart attack and in the same time they improve the blood flow. Omega-3 fatty acids also reduce the cholesterol level and triglycerides.
Jim had problems with high cholesterol level and he wanted to try using natural remedies instead of prescribed remedies. So he started consuming ¼ cup of freshly ground flaxseed before his main meal once a day. His cholesterol level was reduced to 232 after 15 days and after 6 months to 188. His skin, energy, vision and hair improved as well, and he lost 33 pounds.
You can try this remedy and start consuming ¼ of freshly ground flaxseed every day. This seed has nutty and rich flavor and you may consume it with salads, yogurt and other foods.
Ground flaxseed oil can quickly become stale and that is why you shouldn’t use pre-grounded seed or flax oil. Try using whole flaxseed and grind it into a coffee grinder or blender for 5 seconds.