Linseed Flax one of the World's healthiest foods

Linseed (flax): one of the World’s 100 healthiest foods

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World’s Healthiest Foods

George Mateljan’s  site,  World’s 100 Healthiest Foods makes interesting reading about real food. Linseed or flax is in included in his top 100., it explains the reasons why linseed is such a powerful food for fighting cancer and other diseases.  There are good  wholefood recipes some of which are suitable for or can be adapted to the Budwig Diet.

Gold and bronze linseed flax varieties are equally nutritious
Gold and bronze linseed flax varieties are equally nutritious

Linseed (flax) rich source of important nutrients

George Matejlan rates linseed (flaxseed) as an  excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids which is why cold-pressed linseed (flaxseed) oil is the key food in the Budwig Diet.  Linseed is also a very good source of vitamin B1,  copper,  manganese and fibre.  It is a good source of minerals, magnesium, phosphorus and selenium. In addition linseed is the “9th richest source of antioxidants out of the 100 most commonly eaten foods.”

Cardiovascular, digestive, hormone balance and anti-cancer properties

The flax (linseed) seed page on George Mateljan’s site also goes into some of the less well-known benefits of linseed which contribute to the efficacy of the Budwig Diet.   George Mateljan lists Flax (Linseed) among his top 100 healthiest foods.  There is information about “strong track record of flaxseeds as food providing cardiovascular benefits”, “cancer prevention”, “post-menopausal benefits” and “benefits of flaxseed for the digestive tract”.  The article answers almost all the questions you’ve ever wanted to ask about linseed (flax).

Linseed Nutritional Profile Information  and complete article

There are recommendations for adding linseed to the diet and storing the food as well as detailed nutritional profile.  George Mateljan’s site:  World’s 100 Healthiest Foods: Linseed.

Linseed plant
Linseed plant