Miracle healing ... from a seed?



For more than 10,000 years, humans have used flax to improve their health and way of life. Flax is an herb high in the heart-healthy fat omega-3, which is unusual for a plant.

Whether in the form of flaxseed oil, ground flaxseeds, or flax flour, this plant gives you a good amount of alpha-linolenic acid, a type of omega-3 fatty acid that lowers blood pressure and your risk for stroke. It’s also rich in fiber, which helps improve your cholesterol levels.

If diabetes runs in your family, and you eat a typical modern-day diet, your chances of getting this blood sugar disorder are high.

Researchers are finding that diet is as closely linked to diabetes as family history. It seems the more omega-6 fats you eat, like fried foods, the more likely you are to be overweight. You’re also more likely to become resistant to insulin — a double whammy that sets you up for diabetes.

When laboratory animals were fed a high omega-6 diet, no one was surprised when they got fat. But animals fed the same amount and calories of omega-3 fats weighed an amazing 33 percent less. That’s the difference between a 150- and 225-pound person. Maybe you don’t need to eat all that tasteless low-fat food to stay slim. Maybe you’re just eating the wrong kind of fat.

Besides keeping you thin, this friendly oil also helps your blood sugar. When a group of people with insulin resistance were switched to omega-3 fats instead of omega-6, they got better. They had lower blood pressure, lower blood sugar, and less harmful fat floating in their blood.

For more tips on ways to control your blood sugar, check out The Complete Sugar Control Strategy Guide: Easy Steps to Melt Away Belly Fat, Clear Your Arteries, and Control Your Blood Sugar Without Dangerous Drugs.


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  • FC&A Staff Writer