Flax is a nutritional powerhouse and a super-healing food. Even in orthodox medical circles it's being studied as a "nutraceutical": a food with many nutrients and pharmaceutical properties. Everyone could benefit by adding flax seeds to their diet, especially those who suffer from constipation, intestinal and digestive problems, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol levels, and cardiovascular and other degenerative diseases.
Flax contains important fats, omega-3s and omega 6s which are necessary for the proper functioning of many organs and are not produced by the body. It's also rich in lignans, which have antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties and may play a key role in the prevention of breast, prostate, uterine, and colon cancers.
Enjoy more than 80 delicious recipes for using ground flax seeds and flax oil by bestselling vegetarian authors Barb Bloomfield (Soups On!, Fabulous Beans) and Judy Brown (Natural Lunchbox, Judy Brown's Guide to Natural Foods Cooking). Siegfried Gursche, developer of quality flax products and publisher of natural health publications, provides information on flax and nutrition and how to incorporate flax into your daily diet.