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Top 10 Health Benefits of FlaxSeed

Flaxseed Benefit #2: Lowers Blood Pressure

Studies have shown the benefits of regularly consuming flaxseed and blood pressure. One third of Americans have high blood pressure, which can lead to further heart problems. Daily consumption of flaxseeds may help keep systolic and diastolic blood pressures under control. A series of clinical trials showed that eating flaxseed daily for 12 weeks lowered systolic blood pressure by 3 points, and diastolic blood pressure by 2 points.

Compared to flaxseed oil, ground flaxseed seems to have a generally greater effect on blood pressure. Flaxseed is rich in alpa linoleic acid (ALA), an omega 3 fatty acid, which is a component in reducing blood pressures.

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