Flaxseeds Health Benefits

 

Flaxseed Offers a Variety of Health Benefits

SuperiorNutStore.com, an online retailer of bulk nuts and seeds, has expanded its selection of bulk seeks to include flaxseed, which offers a variety of health benefits. In recent months, flaxseed has garnered media and medical attention as it plays into one's overall wellness through nutritional benefits and beyond.

(Cambridge, MA) - The health benefits of seeds have woven their way into our mainstream media and even our doctor's appointments. Many people are now much more aware of seeds and their place in a nutritious diet. However, there's one seed that has become increasingly popular in recent months: flaxseed.

In response to this attention, online bulk seed retailer SuperiorNutStore.com has expanded its selection to include flaxseed, golden flaxseed, and organic flaxseed options.

The nutritional benefits of flaxseed are widely known. Flaxseeds are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, which help reduce inflammation associated with conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, migraine headaches, and osteoporosis. One particular type of omega-3, called alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), is found in flaxseeds and supports better bone health. Additionally, flaxseed has been found to lower total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels.

In one tablespoon of whole flaxseed, there are three grams of fiber, which aids in proper digestive function. When available in an oil form, flaxseed provides ALA, linoleic acid, oleic acid, and a special type of antioxidant called phytonutrients, which help to protect our bodies from disease by boosting immune system function.

Flaxseeds in their whole form can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. Flaxseeds are often sprinkled on cereal, oatmeal, yogurt, salad, or sandwiches. They can also be used in a variety of recipes, including pancakes, waffles, breads, and muffins. Ground flaxseed can also be used as an egg substitute in baked good by mixing one teaspoon of ground flaxseed with ¼ cup of water for every egg to be replaced.

In addition to nutritional benefit, flax seeds have also gained much attention in the world of pain relief. Many massage therapists and holistic healing practitioners are using flaxseed to fill heat therapy pillows, which can be placed on a sore or injured area to provide a steady source of gentle, moist heat. This comfortable heat is thought to promote healing as well as relaxation.

Flaxseed is used widely in heat therapy pillows because of its ability to retain heat. Flax seeds contain a higher percentage of oil than flower seeds, which are normally used in heat therapy pillows. This higher percentage of oil allows the seeds to be reheated over and over again. Most other grain products lose their ability to retain heat over time, making flaxseed an excellent alternative to other heat therapy pillow fillers. Heat therapy pillows can be purchased or made at home, using a thick soft fabric that is microwave safe and flaxseeds.

For more information about the flaxseed selection at SuperiorNutStore.com, visit the website or call 800-295-4093.

About SuperiorNutStore.com

SuperiorNutStore.com is a leading online retailer of bulk nuts, dried fruits, and seeds. With its recently expanded flaxseed selection, SuperiorNutStore.com looks to empower customers to make healthier lifestyle choices with ingredients designed to make any recipe more delicious and nutritious. For more information about flaxseed or any other products from the Superior Nut Company selection, visit SuperiorNutCompany.com or call 800-295-4093.

 

Publication Date 09/2011
Contact: Hicham Chraibi
617 876-3808
hchraibi@superiornut.com