Flaxseed oil helps reduce cholesterol and blood clots
Flaxseed has become the latest basic ingredient to receive a lot of attention in the medical community for its many health benefits. High in omega-3 fatty acids, it helps reduce the bad cholesterol in the blood (LDL) and in turn helps reduce the likelihood of blood clots developing. Recent studies have shown that adding flaxeed to your diet can help lower your cholesterol levels, and reduce hot flushes in menopausal women. It also contains lignans (an antioxidant) and aids digestion through being a good source of fibre. Since it is a natural blood thinner, you should consult your Doctor about adding it to your diet since it can interfere with certain blood thinning medications and supplements. For others though it is a great preventative measure to improve your long term health.