Flaxseeds are the fibre crops cultivated in ancient Egypt and China. It is a source of healthy fat and rich in omega-3 fatty acids. It has fibre content for easy digestion. It reduces body cholesterol level and reduce weight the pre-requisite to prevent arthritis. The omega-3 fatty acids found in flaxseed is unique as it aids the body to develop prostaglandins which in turn decrease inflammation and pain. They also help your body to produce its own natural anti-inflammatory compounds known as resolvins. The nutrients found in flaxseed contain selenium and zinc, which fight the pain of rheumatoid arthritis. The connective tissue such as ligament, tendon and cartilage require copper to remain tensile and as such Flaxseeds are highly rich in the requisite copper.
Flax seeds effectively regulate blood sugar level by aiding the insulin level. Oxygen free radicals damage the body parts and stimulate abnormal growth of tissues resulting in the onset of tumour and the omega-3 fatty acids in the Flaxseeds helps to combat both benign and malignant tumour as it reduces the blood viscosity by removing intoxicants. It reduces pain and counters inflammation. As the blood viscosity is lowered, the blood turns thinner and hence the flax seeds should be administered under the prescription of Physician/Doctor. Studies show that flax seeds also fight against cancer but those who are under medication should not voluntarily use flaxseeds in your diet without consulting doctor.