Dec 11, 2017 #FlaxFAQ: How does flaxseed reduce the risk of heart disease?
Q. How does flaxseed reduce the risk of heart disease?
A: The ALA, lignans and fibre components in flaxseed promote heart health. Dietary intake of ALA is associated with lower risk of having a heart attack or stroke, helps to maintain a stable heartbeat, and reduces the formation of dangerous blood clots. Lignans act as antioxidants to protect against the development of heart disease and improve blood pressure. The dietary fibre in flaxseed helps to decrease the risk of heart disease by reducing total cholesterol and LDL “bad” cholesterol.