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Flaxseed has been around for thousands of years, known even in the days of Hippocrates for its healthful benefits.

It has been a part of human and animal diets in Asia, Europe, and Africa, and more recently in North America and Australia. Today it is seeing an awakening with nutritionists, the health conscious public, food processors, and chefs around the world.

The reason for the interest is its benefits for a large number of medical conditions. It is high in omega-3 essential fatty acids. It's the "good" fats that researchers are looking at for their possible effects on lowering cholesterol, stabilizing blood sugar, lowering the risk of breast, prostate, and colon cancers, and reducing the inflammation of arthritis, as well as the inflammation that accompanies certain illnesses such as Parkinson's and asthma.

In addition to the omega-3s, the remaining two components lignans and fiber, are being studied for their benefits as well.  Lignans, act as both phytoestrogens and antioxidants, while the fiber contained in the seed is of both the soluble and insoluble type. 

In addition to research on breast cancer, other studies are looking at heart disease, blood pressure, diabetes, menopause, osteoporosis, and inflammatory bowel disease.

Another study has found that it may reduce the risk of macular degeneration, an eye disease that destroys vision by damaging nerve cells in the eye. The results of a Harvard study, published in August 2001 in the Archives of Ophthalmology, showed that people with a high intake of omega-6 were more likely to develop macular degeneration, while those with a combination of lower omega-6 intake and high omega-3 intake were less likely.

It is also good for dry eyes, that are usually the result of an insufficient outer oil layer in the tear film, so the water in the tears evaporates. Omega-3 fatty acids help the oil glands produce the proper consistency of oil so it will flow from the oil glands and coat the surface of the eye.

Most of the plants grown in the United States are grown in North Dakota due to its cooler weather and open areas. It is found in two colors, brown and golden brown. The color makes no difference when it comes to nutritional value.


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