brown flax seeds 950x713 Flax seeds are also a good source of omega-3 essential fatty acids and copper.

Flax seeds have a very low glycemic index, which when added to a healthy diet, has been known to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, chronic kidney disease, and depression.

Fatty acids for better heart health
The nutritional boon found in flax seeds is omega-3 fatty acids, which have been linked to a variety of cardiovascular benefits.

While fat has received a bad reputation, some fats can be beneficial for a variety of systems within the body.
Flax, like Chia seeds, contain omega-3 fatty acids, which are considered to be one of the most important essential nutrients for physical health.

Diets that are low in omega-3 fatty acids have been linked to an increase in risk for death due to a variety of diseases, including heart disease. Diets rich in omega-3 fatty acids also help to regulate total cholesterol levels, thus increasing heart health.

Are You Eating Enough Fat?
Although diets have eased up on the amount of recommended fat intake, many individuals fail to consume sufficient omega-3 fatty acids, which can lead to both mental and physical health issues.

Omega-3 fatty acids have also been shown to reduce the growth rate of breast cancer, as well as assisting in the repair of damage to the DNA that can occur due to cancer and other types of tumors.

Apple Cinnamon Raisin Flax Cookies

Yield: 8 servings | Prep: 1 minute | Process/Cook: 10 hours | Ready In: 10 hours 1 minute
These raw vegan cookies are a sweet treat to enjoy any time of day. You could also bake them in your oven (will no longer be raw), but they would still be something to experiment with at the lowest temperature setting if you wanted.

Kitchen Tools / Equipment Needed:
Ingredients / Grocery List:
2 C flax seeds , ground
1 C flax seeds whole
2 C water
2 C raisins soaked in the 2 C Water mentioned above
1 C apple sauce
1 T cinnamon

Instructions / Directions / Method:
All the ingredients into a blender and pulse to make a batter.
Take about one teaspoon scoop of the batter and place onto the dehydrator sheets.
Flatten the batter using the back of your spoon to make into cookie shapes.
Dehydrate at 115 degrees for about 10 hours total (flipping after about 5 hours).

Why Flax is good for Men’s Health
Men’s Fitness Magazine has been signing the praises of FLAX for men’s health and here are some of the reasons why…
Flax helps with hypertension and can significantly lower blood pressure. It’s been said that flax has reduced melanoma tumors by as much as 63%. It can also help with depression, liver disease, can help reduce cholesterol, and fight prostate cancer. (1)
Of course flax can be beneficial to both men and women but I thought today I would let the benefits for the men in our lives shine.