Bob's Red Mill organic whole ground golden flaxseed meal
Rich in mega 3 and fiber, Excellent source of nutrient. Just add to food or drink.
It is best to grind flax seeds at the last minute to prevent spoilage and oxidation of the omega-3 fats. If bought packaged, flax seed meal should be kept in the fridge or freezer to prevent rancid odors from developing. Flax seed meal can be used in almost anything, including bread, muffins, meat loaves, pasta dish, salad, yogurt, breakfast cereals and smoothies.
Benefit of Flaxseed Meal:
Lower Risk of Heart Disease
The alpha-linolenic acid, a type of omega-3, found in flax seeds can help reduce LDL--the bad cholesterol as well as triglyceride levels and blood pressure, according to Health Castle. These beneficial effects can contribute to decreasing the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases or suffering a stroke. Moreover, flax seed meal has the properties of decreasing the stickiness of platelets, which further reduce the risk of suffering a heart attack.
Prevention of Some Cancers
Lignans is a type of antioxidant belonging to the polyphenol family mostly found in flax seeds and also present in flax seed meal. Lignans are called phytoestrogens, because they are able to mimic the action of the hormone estrogen, to a smaller extent. By binding to estrogen receptors instead of the estrogen, phytoestrogens can inhibit the action of estrogen, therefore protecting against hormone-associated cancers, including breast, ovarian, uterine and prostate cancers.
Flax seed meal contains both insoluble and soluble fiber, the latter being able to slow the rise of blood-sugar levels after a meal. Because soluble fiber forms a gel when in contact with water, digestion takes more time and carbohydrate-containing foods are absorbed more slowly into the blood stream, resulting in a slower and more gradual increase in blood-sugar levels after eating. This is especially useful for people with pre-diabetes or diabetes who trying to better manage their condition.
Lower Inflammation Levels
Both lignans and omega-3 fatty acids found in flax seed meal appear to promote the good functioning of the immune system by reducing the systemic levels of inflammation, according to the Flax Council of Canada. It is hypothesized that, for this reason, flax seeds could help alleviate unpleasant symptoms associated with some immune disorders, such as arthritis, psoriasis and lupus.
Prevention of Constipation
A tablespoon of flax seed meal provides 1.9 g of total dietary fiber, according to the USDA National Nutrient Database, which corresponds to 7.6 percent of the daily value for this nutrient. Increasing the fiber intake helps to regulate bowel movements and to prevent constipation.
Certified organic by USDA
Net weight : 1lb