Recent research from Canada reveals that a common seed, found in all supermarkets and health food stores, can lower blood pressure by more than 15 points.
This is more effective than most drugs – without any side effects.
The study involved 110 individuals diagnosed with peripheral artery disease (plaque buildup in the arteries in the lower legs) and suffering from high blood pressure.
Participants were divided in two groups. One group was instructed to consume a variety of foods that also contained about 30 grams (about one ounce) of milled flaxseed.
The other group was given the same kinds of foods that didn’t contain any flaxseed.
After six months, the flaxseed group’s systolic blood pressure measurement (the top number) dropped by 15 points on average. And the diastolic blood pressure (the bottom number) was lowered by 7 points.
There was no blood pressure reduction in the study group that consumed no flaxseed.
Researchers conclude that this is one of the most powerful dietary supplements ever studied.
Flaxseed has many other health benefits as well. It is loaded with Omega-3 fatty acids, lignans, vitamins and powerful antioxidants. These nutrients are crucial to maintaining good cardiovascular health.
The great news is that flaxseed is quite inexpensive and can be found all over the world in most big supermarkets or health food stores.
You can use it in seed form, milled. This way it can be added to cereals and shakes or sprinkled over salad. Flaxseed oil has also been proven to be extremely effective to tackle all kinds of inflammation conditions.