Helping to lower “bad” cholesterol levels*
Flora's Golden Flax Seeds are certified organic. This product is valuable for soluble and insoluble fiber, essential fatty acids, amino acids, minerals and lignans. Flax seeds are the richest dietary source of plant lignans, which are important phytoestrogens. These estrogen-like chemicals act as antioxidants, which help to neutralize free radicals that are known to cause damage to cells, tissue and organs.*
The bulking and mucilaginous properties of flax seeds provide a gentle stimulus to the digestive tract.* Through a special process, Flora's Golden Flax Seeds are split, rather than crushed or ground, to ensure the maximum release of their nutrients without exposing the oil to oxygen.
Flora's Golden Flax Seeds are nitrogen flushed when bottled to further ensure maximum freshness. Fiber helps move bulk through the intestines and helps cleanse the colon of accumulated toxins and wastes.* It also helps control and balance the pH (acidity/alkalinity) in the intestines.* Fiber also promotes regular bowel movements and helps lower LDL “bad” cholesterol levels.* As it passes through the digestive system, soluble fiber binds to dietary cholesterol, helping the body to eliminate it.*
Supporting intestinal health and general wellness*
Maintaining optimal blood sugar levels by slowing the absorption of sugar*
Helping to lower “bad” cholesterol by absorbing fat and LDL cholesterol from food*
Fiber also helps weight loss because you feel fuller longer. Filling up on high-fiber foods means you’ll have less room for high-fat and highly caloric low-fiber foods.
A good diet should consist of 25-38 grams of fiber each day. Unfortunately, most North Americans get half of that recommended amount. Each tablespoon of Golden Flax Seeds provides 14 grams.
Numerous scientific studies confirm the benefits of dietary fiber.* In a Harvard study of over 40,000 male health professionals, researchers found that a high total dietary fiber intake was linked to a 40 percent lower risk of cardiovascular problems, compared to a low fiber intake.(1)*
Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Medical School followed over 500 participants where diet intake, body composition and C-reactive protein (CRP) were monitored during each five visits. CRP is recognized as an independent predictor of cardiovascular concerns. Researchers found that the risk of having elevated levels of CRP was 63% lower among participants who ate a diet high in fiber.(2)*
1. Pereira MA, O’Reilly E, Augustsson K, et al. Dietary fiber and risk of coronary heart disease: a pooled analysis of cohort studies. Arch Intern Med. 2004; 164:370–6.
2. Association between dietary fiber and serum C-reactive protein1,2,3 Ma Y, Griffith J et al. Association between dietary fiber and serum C-reactive protein. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 83, No. 4, 760-766, April 2006
Not Intended As Medical Advice.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.