While Doctor Victoria Maizes discusses the countless health benefits of Flax Seeds, we want to highlight our favorites and add to the list. She sites that “This tiny seed provides 3 incredible benefits for your diet.” and we want to explore what that really means for you as a consumer. Let’s dive in ot what she says the highlights benefits really are, and how she suggests you get the most out of your flax as possible. “First, flax is a great source of fiber. Most Americans do not get enough fiber in their diet. Each tablespoon of flax contains about 8 grams of fiber.” This is a fact that we are very proud of, and like to boast that our locally grown flax can provide even more. When flax sits in a factory for months, sitting on wait for an amazon prime customer to order it, it loses the miraculous benefits our farmers put in to each and every seed we produce. When you buy fresh and local, you get higher levels and higher benefits. SHe continues to explain that “This helps keep the bowels regular. Because of all the fiber, be sure to start slow (say, with a half-teaspoon) and build up. Otherwise, you may experience bloating.” With her expert explanations of how to best integrate flax into your diet, and how much flax you should consume, it becomes obvious that even the professionals suggest our products as a way to better your health.
The next of the three big benefits that Doctor Maizes promotes is how our flax seeds are “a plant source of omega-3. Once again, most Americans are short on their omega-3 fatty acids.” This shows how, despite all the new diet trends that are sweeping the nation, people still need to integrate more into their diets to ensure they are getting everything they really need in their diet. She goes on to say that “These essential fatty acids ("essential" meaning they must be consumed because our bodies don’t make them) play an important role in the anti-inflammatory system of our body.” this is where moms get excited. By giving flax seeds to your children, you are reducing their risk for asthma, migraines, and other inflammatory caused issues that can arise with the lack of enough Flax in your diet. With more benefits than she can even summarize, she highlights that “ Flax contains the shorter chain omega-3 called ALA (alpha-linolenic acid). Thus, it is not a replacement for fish or fish oil supplements that contain DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (ecosapentaenoic acid.)” but it is, in fact a great addition to any diet because it provides benefits that simply cannot be integrated into your diet by any other products.
With her favorite hot topic benefits explained, she moves ot the most controversial benefit that often faces criticism in the eyes of a cautious shopper. In many places, Flax seed is sold with the promise of helping to reduce the risk of cancer, and our expert doctor dives into the truth behind this claim by explaining that “flax contains lignans which reduce the risk of breast cancer in women and prostate cancer in men.” while this may sound too good to be true, she examines why our miracle seeds have such powerful healing effects on the human body. “The lignans alter the way your body metabolizes estrogens into safer forms.” while this may sound like a lot of insider baseball talk, it can be easily understood by breaking down what our seeds focus on once in your body. They help to fight and reduce tumors, help to prevent the spread of cancer, and even stop it in it’s tracks all together in some cases. Among the many listed benefits, it is also proven that “flax can normalize the menstrual cycle by supporting the second phase (the luteal phase).” “As if this wasn’t enough, flax has been shown to reduce hot flashes in menopausal women.” this is something that draws in a lot of eager buyer, who are sometimes met with disappointment. In order to get the most out of your Flax, “a daily dose of 2 tablespoons” should be moved into your diet. SInce this sounds like a deal that is just too exciting, we bring in the hard truth. Not all flax seeds are the same, and unfortunately, most companies that market to you will provide a lower quality, less fresh product to try to bolster their hold on the health food market. With our priority and focus being on you as a consumer and person, we spend less on marketing than these other companies might with the intention of stealing your high hopes and trading them for an inferior product.
Our favorite doctor leaves you with a few last words of advice. Concerning the safety of consuming flax, she says that “Other than the bloating that may occur in a new user, flax is very safe. It’s a food that has been with us for thousands of years.” Our age old product has stood the test of time, and our local growers have perfected how to get you their life’s work in a convenient bag, shipped right to your front door. She also leaves the new consumer with a few tips and tricks to help get your started on your journey to a healthier life “Start slow and build up. Remember to grind it. (It is useful to get a coffee grinder for this purpose. Preground flax spoils, or oxidizes, quickly. Unground, the impermeable coating may make it pass right through you, and you won't absorb any of the benefits.) Add it to cooked oatmeal, to pancake batter, or to yogurt. It has a nice nutty flavor.” Thanks to her years of wisdom and the importance of her expertise, we are able to stand behind our products and assure the highest quality, freshest life changing seeds on the market.