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Flax for Menopause

This study, done with 140 women over a three month period looked at ways in which flax improved menopause for women - and the results showed that, "The menopausal symptoms decreased and the quality of life increased among the women who used flaxseed for 3 months." This suggests adding flax to your diet could be a great option to help reduce those symptoms and feel better overall.

Read on to learn more about why and how!

Flaxseed, or linseed (Linum usitatissimum L.), comes from the flax plant, which is an annual herb. The ancient Egyptians used flaxseed as both food and medicine. In the past, flaxseed was used mostly as a laxative. But, its superpowers don't stop there flaxseed may also help lower total blood cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (LDL, or "bad") cholesterol levels, which may help reduce the risk of heart disease.

Flaxseeds contain potent phytoestrogens called lignans and scientists' believe that lignans are responsible for improving menopausal symptoms. Lignans work by changing estrogen metabolism. In postmenopausal women, lignans can cause the body to produce less active forms of estrogen. This is also believed to potentially reduce breast cancer risk.

To use, you can eat the whole seed in salads, crackers, cookies, or sprinkled on foods. Or, you can opt for ground flaxseed - Add a tablespoon of ground flaxseed to your hot or cold breakfast cereal, yogurt, or smoothies. Add a teaspoon of ground flaxseed to mayonnaise or mustard when making a sandwich. Bake ground flaxseed into cookies, muffins, breads and other baked goods.

Link: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25882265/