January 10th, 2017
By Sayer Ji
Contributing writer for Wake Up World
Whereas flaxseed has been enjoying its “superstar” status in the nutritional world for quite some time, sesame is still rarely appreciated for its true healing power. All that is about to change…
The health benefits of flaxseeds have received a disproportionate amount of attention vis-à-vis other edible seeds in recent years, largely because they are one of the best sources of vegetarian omega-3 fatty acids known, but also because they are believed to contain the highest concentration of a class of beneficial phytocompounds known as lignans. But what does the science actually say? While it probably shouldn’t be a competition, flaxseed literally lost a “peeing contest” with sesame seeds, the latter of which were found through urinary excretion biomarkers to produce even higher levels of the two most important mammalian lignans, namely, enterolactone (EL) and enterodiol (ED).
Many of our regular readers know that flaxseed is one of the most powerful healing foods in the human diet today. After all, we report on its amazing health benefits quite often. Indeed, the continual flow of new research on its health benefits is really quite amazing. There are now over 200 studies published each year on MEDLINE on their actual or potential health value, and over 3,000 studies have already been published on the topic.
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