A Healthier Liver through Inclusion of Flaxseeds

Anthony Clavien liver health tipsWe’ve all been hearing about the benefits of flaxseeds and flaxseed oil for various aspects of our health, but did you know that flaxseeds are one of the best foods for your liver and for the purposes of detoxing your body? Yep!

The healthful constituents in flaxseeds are varied, but the main three components that are helpful to liver health are the fiber, the essential fatty acids (Omega 3), and the lignans contained in the flaxseed oil. Lignan contains large amounts of antioxidants, which are extremely valuable to liver health and wellness. And since flaxseeds have one of the highest amounts of lignans across all known food sources that contain these wonder fibers, they are considered to be among the best little helpers the liver has ever met.

Cashews and sunflower seeds also contain high amounts of lignans, but nowhere near as high as our friend the flaxseed. According to LiverSupport.com, Japanese researchers have found that the lignan types found in flaxseeds are proven to be helpful with everything from obesity to inflammation, high cholesterol and lowered liver enzymes–all of which are problems your liver could face that may make it less effective in detoxing your body as it should.

When you couple all of that lignan love with such a rich source of alpha-linolenic acid–which brings out the Omega 3 fatty acids needed for optimum health, you have a winning combination for your liver, which requires help to decrease inflammation brought on by toxins and poor diet.

Because flaxseeds contain both soluble and insoluble fiber types, they aid in digestion while also decreasing the speed of metabolism enough to receive more of the nutrients from what you eat. This effect is an outstanding aid to diminishing the negative impact of poor dietary choices, and can even help to stave off constipation, obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and more.

Remember to always consume fresh flaxseed or flaxseed oil, and when you buy flaxseeds, keep them in a cool, dark place–and always refrigerate flaxseed oil. Happy health and wellness from Anthony Clavien to all of you!

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