In a study done by Oklahoma State they found that supplementing with flax seed lowered total blood cholesterol, LDL (the bad cholesterol) and triglycerides (fats in the blood). Flax seed is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. Omega-3 fatty acids are a type of polyunsaturated fat that may lower triglycerides and reduce the risk of heart disease. These fatty acids also have an important role in brain and nerve function, healthy vision, immune system health and healthy joints. Hence anti-inflammation properties!
Fish are a great source of omega-3 fats as well, try for 2-3 servings per week. A serving is 3-4 oz, the size of a deck of cards choose salmon, mackerel or tuna. With flax seeds the key is choose ground (milled) flax seeds. We can not break down those tiny seeds with our teeth so they will pass through undigested. But what about Salba and chia? These have 8x more omega-3's than salmon, 25% more fiber than flax, 7x more calcium than milk. Learn more at www.salbasmart.com. Add 1 tbsp per day of these seeds to your cereals, top your yogurt or add to salads. It has a very lite taste and blends easily in any dish.