Flaxseed Found to Help Treat High Blood Pressure

One of the least expensive sources of omega-3 and other beneficial nutrients, flax seeds, has recently been tested for reducing high blood pressure (HBP).

Researchers in Canada performed the first known published trial of flax seeds for HBP in humans after reviewing tests with positive HBP reduction in animals. Their human trial also showed significant HBP reduction. Continue reading

These Three Simple Diet Tricks May Help You Prevent Getting Diabetes

Eat more leafy greens. Choose fat free yogurt. And add nuts and seeds to your diet. Each of these changes may help lower your risk of diabetes anywhere from 10 to 20 percent.

The Greens Scene: In a study, eating just one serving per day decreased diabetes risk by almost 10 percent. So stock up on spinach, arugula, romaine, and kale.

Fat-Free-for-All: Keeping your overall fat intake to under 30 percent of your total daily calories will do your pancreas big favors, according to research. It helps improve pancreatic function, and good pancreatic function is key to controlling diabetes risk. The pancreas’s main function is to produce insulin.

Nuts About Seeds: In a study, middle-aged and older adults who consumed the most alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) — a beneficial fat found in walnuts and flaxseeds — lowered their risk of developing diabetes by 20 percent. Higher levels of ALA have also been linked to improved insulin sensitivity and better regulation of glucose levels in animal studies

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