Flaxseed Lower Cholesterol?
Does Flaxseed Lower Cholesterol?
How long does it take for cholesterol to come down?
Your 1st question: Will flaxseed lower cholesterol?
Yes! Flaxseed can help lower cholesterol. Here is why:1) Omega 3 oil
-Omega 3 can dramatically reduce elevated bad cholesterol levels and also reduce the plaque buildup in the blood.2) Fiber
-Fiber cleanses the digestive system, intestines and colon. If you are not having a bowel movement every 1-2 days, your body begins reabsorbing cholesterol. Keep things moving and keep your cholesterol down!3) Lignans
-Research has shown that flaxseed helps decrease plasma cholesterol. This means that flaxseed can help decrease the risk of coronary artery disease and atherosclerosis.
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If you want flaxseed to lower cholesterol, you Must
eat flax as part of a balanced, healthy diet. And you Must
You cannot eat flax and expect your cholesterol levels to drop (although this can happen, it is normally not simply enough to just eat flax).
It is worth it to eat flax (2-4 Tablespoons/day is recommended -see more guidelines
) to help prevent taking drugs, because 1) many cholesterol medications have harsh side effects and 2) cholesterol medications cost much more than flax.Will you be able to avoid taking cholesterol lowering drugs by eating flax every day?
Yes, many people have, but genetics and other factors can play a large role and sometimes people who don't want to, still have to take cholesterol-lowering drugs.
It is hopeful that many people have been able to decrease or eliminate their cholesterol medications by eating flax daily. Always talk with your Dr
before changing your medications.
Your 2nd question: How long will it take to lower cholesterol?
That is sadly, an impossible question to answer. I would love to tell you it could work overnight, but remember, flax is a food.
Flax is simply a wonderful and economical way to get quality nutrition back into our diets. When we eat healthy, our bodies are better able to heal themselves.
However, it is important to eat flax as part of a healthy diet and healthy lifestyle. Use flax as your catalyst to a healthier diet and lifestyle!
You can likely lower your cholesterol naturally -if you put in the time and effort! If you have to take medications, than you can minimize the amounts and the types of drugs you have to take!
Blessings on you and your health!~Ellie
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