Normal cholesterol level is under 200 mg/dL. So imagine when Jim, a 62-year-old from Tenessee, had his cholesterol levels checked and measured in at 288 mg/dL. It was shocking revelation, and definitely not the good kind. Predictably, his conventional doctor prescribed a cholesterol-lowering.
However, what’s scarier is that these drugs have serious side effects, which include muscle pain and frailty and interference of production ofcoenzyme Q10 levels. Why would one risk experiencing these side effects when there are safer, more natural, and effective therapies available? One thing that’s incredibly worked well with so many patients with high cholesterol is flaxseed.
Flaxseed is a good source of soluble finer, which is natural cholesterol control mechanism. It binds bile acids in the intestinal tract and restricts the absorption of cholesterol into the bloodstream. In other words, it simply blocks it from going there.
It is known to be an excellent plant source of omega-3 essentially fatty acids (EFAs), which also prove to lower blood cholesterol and triglycerides. EFAs are also vital components of cellular membranes that allows better blood flow and prevent blood clots, which cause heart attack and stroke.
Due to all the information about the positive health effects of flaxseed, Jim started to incorporate flaxseed in his daily routine. He started taking ¼-cup of freshly ground flaxseed an hour before he takes his main meal every day.
After some time of doing this, Jim remarkable improvements. In 15 days, his cholesterol was down to 232, and six months later, it dived to 188 and shed off 33 pounds. He also reported noticeable improvement in his energy level, hair, skin, and vision. He felt at least ten years younger.
To experience the same health benefits that Jim enjoys, you can include flaxseed in your diet. You will only need a quarter cup of freshly ground flaxseed every day. There are pre-ground seed or flax oil in the supermarkets, but since they rot quickly, it’s recommended that you get whole flaxseeds and grind them just before you consume; you will only need to process them for five seconds. You don’t need to purchase a special grinder for this; you can easily use a coffee grinder, food processor, or blender.
Flaxseeds are tiny golden or brown seeds, which can be taken in different ways. They have a rich nutty flavor and perfect for your salad, yogurt, and other food.
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