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Flax: The Superfood

If you’re looking for a vegan protein powder, you might want to think about ground up flaxseeds. They contain up to 30 proteins, which works out to around 10 grams per 1 ounce scoop. Although they don’t have all the essential amino acids – they're missing lysine which is important for connective tissue – they have a good amount of both arginine and glutamine, which are youth promoting and build amino acids.

At $2.00 or so a pound (and that’s for the organic type), the price is certainly right.

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Can Flax Seeds Help Prevent Breast Cancer?

I’ve previously discussed the role of dietary lignans in the reduction of breast cancer risk and improvement in breast cancer survival, based on studies that showed that women with breast cancer who ate the most lignans appeared to live longer. However lignans are found throughout the plant kingdom—in seeds, whole grains, vegetables, fruits, berries—so how do we know lignans aren’t merely a marker for the intake of unrefined plant foods?

Flax seeds lower the risk for breast cancer


Did you know that consuming a tablespoon of flax seeds, everyday, can lower your risk for breast cancer? The healing properties of flax seeds have been appreciated since Roman times, and has been one of the most popular medicinal foods – used by Hippocrates to Gandhi.