This Amazing, Cheap, Tasty Food Can Reduce Risks Of Stroke By Up To 50% And Decrease Risk Of Heart Attack By Up To 30% According To Researchers.
By Nurse Mark
In a presentation made to the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions on November the 5th, 2012 in Los Angeles, Cuban researchers produced evidence from a double-blind, placebo-controlled study that show that people given 30 grams of milled (ground) flax seed daily experienced a two-fold increase in levels of Alpha Linoleic Acid, and most importantly, a significant reduction in both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.
According to the presentation abstract:
This FlaxPAD Trial has identified one of the most potent anti-hypertensive effects ever observed by a dietary intervention.
And researchers further conclude:
The change in BP would be predicted to result in a ~50% and ~30% decrease in the incidence of strokes and myocardial infarctions, respectively. Dietary flaxseed represents an appealing strategy for treating hypertension in economically disadvantaged populations.
Wow! Stroke risk cut by 50% and heart attack risk cut by 30% – all by eating a daily serving of ground flax seed. No drugs, no crazy exercise program, just eat yourself healthy – how good does this get?
So, how does somebody eat 30 grams of ground flax seed a day? Here are some ideas:
- Myatt Blueberry Muffins – gives 10 grams per muffin of ground flax seed.
- Myatt Bread – gives 10 grams per bread of ground flax seed.
- Dr. Myatt’s Super Shake – gives 10 grams per shake of ground flax seed.
There you have it – a delicious, creamy protein shake for breakfast, a blueberry muffin for a mid-morning snack, and a sandwich with Myatt Bread for lunch – puts you right at the 30 grams a day that the researchers used to obtain their amazing results.
You can also mix in ground flax seed with any number of other foods and recipes – use it in your hamburgers or meatloaf, mix it in with your morning oatmeal (if you are a high-carb breakfast eater), sprinkle it over your salad, add it to soups or anything else you would like to thicken. Use your imagination – it has a very mild, slightly nutty flavor.
Remember though, flax seed must be ground for humans to be able to digest it – the seed coating is quite resistant to digestion and if eaten whole it will pass through the gut virtually unchanged.
Don’t expect this study to get much press here in the US though – since it is not a drug treatment. Countries like Cuba and others with “economically disadvantaged populations” will be taking note though – and you should too!
Delfin Rodriguez, Univ Hosp Holguin, Holguin, Cuba; Wendy Weighell, Andrea Edel, Renee La Vallee, Michel Aliani, St Boniface Hosp, Winnipeg, MB, Canada; Randy Guzman, Grant Pierce, St Boniface Hosp, Winnipeg, MB, Canada . Potent Anti-hypertensive Actions of Dietary Flaxseed in Patients With Peripheral Arterial Disease in The Flaxpad Trial. Presented to the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions on November the 5th, 2012 in Los Angeles. http://www.abstractsonline.com/plan/ViewAbstract.aspx?mID=2974&sKey=e7484eba-1fe1-4c5c-b72d-34295c82a749&cKey=86cda7fd-0a3b-440f-b8d6-9a420894bdf0&mKey=%7B14145D5B-F96B-4354-8237-8F0937744BA4%7D
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