INGREDIENTS: Raw Brown Flax Seeds
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada
GERBS ALLERGY STATEMENT
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All of our raw ingredients are processed, packaged, handled, stored, and shipped by trained staff in our family owned & operated facility in Johnston, Rhode Island on dedicated non-GMO, Vegan, and Kosher Equipment. No co-packers. No co-manufacturers. For anyone with a mild to severe food allergy or a family with one, we wish to assure you that this is why Gerbs handles all aspects of production & operation, and we are among a handful of companies in the world who can state this. LEARN MORE
A FANTASTIC LAXATIVE
Various synthetic laxative products promise to put an end to constipation, but Flaxseed – this millennia-old botanical remedy – has real and natural advantages.
Flaxseed is nature’s preferred health remedy for Constipation!
The tiny, golden-brown seeds of the flax plant are very effective at getting things moving again. They’re very high in fiber, in particular rich in insoluble fiber, which provides bulk and in turn stretches the intestinal walls, triggering contractions and bowel movements. They also contain a soluble fiber called mucilage, which binds with water to create a gel that keeps movements soft. Flaxseed is without a doubt a great tool to add to your home remedies list.
What else can Flaxseed do?
Fixing constipation is only one of the benefits of flax. In ancient times, it was grown for clothing, as well as for food and as medicine. In addition to treating constipation, flax was traditionally used as a natural health remedy to treat coughs, colds and skin irritations. Flaxseed is also rich in good-for-you omega-3 fatty acids and in beneficial plant compounds called lignans. Research suggests that these may play a role in reducing risk for heart disease, brittle bones (osteoporosis) and putting the brakes on growth of breast, prostate and skin cancers.
To use Flaxseed as a Laxative
Mix 12 grams of ground flax (1.5 tablespoons) into 150 millilitres (5 fluid ounces) of water, milk or fruit juice, and drink.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF RAW BROWN FLAX SEEDS
Flaxseeds have been consumed as food for around 6,000 years and may have very well been the worlds first cultivated superfood. Another unique fact about flaxseeds is that they rank #1 source of lignans in human diets. Flaxseeds contain about 7 times as many lignans as the closest runner-up, sesame seeds.
High in Fiber, but Low in Carbs
- One of the most extraordinary benefits of flaxseeds is that they contain high levels of mucilage gum content. Mucilage is a gel-forming fiber that is water soluble and has incredible benefits on the intestinal tract.
- The mucilage can keep food in the stomach from emptying too quickly into the small intestine which can increase nutrient absorption.
- Raw brown flax seeds are an extremely high in both soluble and insoluble fiber, which can support colon detoxification, fat loss and reduce sugar cravings.
- You should aim to consume 30-40 g of high fiber foods daily.
STORAGE OF GERBS
We strongly recommend storing in an airtight (dark colored/opaque) container in a cool, dark environment like a pantry or kitchen cabinet, away from direct exposure to sunlight or excessive heat like an oven. The amount of times you open the container and let in the harmful effects of oxygen will only increase the likelihood of rancidity; thus we encourage you to not empty more than 1 pound of product at a time. YOU CAN FREEZE TOO!