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FLAX SEEDS

The Healing Miracle of FLAX

A bag of little flaxseeds in a health food store was a hard sell. But that is about to change. With it's healing

powers, flax is the next nutritional superstar. In fact, shoppers in the new millennium may start making flaxseed

an essential additive to their diets. Stocked inside this tiny little seed are two impressive compounds. Lignams

and alpha-linolenic acid which appear to help us battle heart attacks, breast and colon cancer, arthritis, severe

menstrual cramps, even depression! What is mind boggling is that flaxseed has more of these two compounds

than any other food by far! In fact, top flaxseed researcher Stephen Cunnane Ph.D., of the University of

Toronto says, “There is nobody who won't benefit from adding flaxseed to his or her diet.” So how does it

taste? This diminutive little powerhouse has a pleasantly nutty flavor. Best of all, adding flax to your diet is

easy. Start off with a sprinkle a day. At natural food stores, look for preground flaxseed (it’s like cornmeal in

consistency) with vitamins C and E added to stabilize it against oxidation, sometimes small amounts of vitamin

B6 and Zinc are added too flax researchers aren’t convinced these are necessary. Sprinkle 1 or more

tablespoons in hot or cold cereal, yogurt, soup, or fruit juice. (Allow for extra calories and fat:) Each tablespoon

contains 25 calories, 2.5 grams fat). Once a package of preground flaxseed is opened, keep it refrigerated; try

to use within 6 months. You will fiber up your diet. It’s amazing how much fiber a little fax contains. Just ¼ Cup

of ground flaxseed delivers 6 grams of fiber, as much fiber as 1 ½ cups of cooked oatmeal ! Studies prove that

when flaxseed is added to the diet, levels of high-density lipoprotein (LDL, the bad cholesterol)drop, while

levels of low densitylipoprotein (HDL, the bad cholesterol) stay put, probably due to all that fiber (including the

soluble kind). Regularity improves, as well.

OTHER FACTORS.

In blind taste tests among 90 college students, muffins and cookies with ground flaxseed in the recipe won out

over plain muffins and cookies for flavor, tenderness, and color.

IN CONSIDERATION

To get health benefits, researchers estimate you need anywhere from 6 to 25 grams a day (in ground flaxseed,

that works out to 1 level measuring tablespoon up to ¼ cup) .

Note: Because a few people are highly allergic to flax, start by using less than ¼ teaspoon a day, increasing

gradually if no reactions occur.

By Lillian Waugh

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IN THE NEWS:

Diabetics

Research has found that watching your sugar levels can prevent Hearth disease by 35 % eye problems by

64%, and kidney disease by 44 % Take control watch your sugar levels.

HEALTHY RECIPE:

BASIC Shrimp & Broccoli Stir Fry

1 tsp. Olive Oil

3/4 lb. fresh or frozen medium shrimp (thawed, shelled and deveined)

2 Cups frozen broccoli cuts or fresh

1 med. red bell pepper, cut into 2" strips

1/2 cup each of snow peas and fresh mushrooms

2 tsp. instant chicken bouillon

1/4 cup cold water

1 tsp. cornstarch

1 tsp. each of dried basil and Lemon juice

1/2 green onion sliced

Prepare all ingredients and have them ready to pour into a hot pan.

Heat olive oil in a large skillet on medium heat. Add shrimp and cook, stirring constantly, until pink (3-4 min).

Remove shrimp to a serving plate. Add all vegetables except green onions

Cook stirring constantly until tender. Dissolve bouillon in a bowel of 1/2 cup boiling water. Add vegetables. In a

small bowl mix 1/4 cup cold water with cornstarch, basil and lemon juice, stir well.

Gradually pour into skillet. Cook, stirring constantly until thickened. Add green onion and shrimp.

Heat until shrimp are warm and serve over rice.

Serves 2 or 4 depending on how many shrimp are used

FROM OUR READERS

I feel that the following is information that any one who uses a microwave oven to heat water should be made

aware of. About five days ago, my 26 year old son decided to have a cup of instant coffee. He took a cup of

water and put it in the microwave to heat it up (something that he had done numerous times before). I am not

sure how long he set the timer for but he told me he wanted to bring the water to a boil. When the timer shut the

oven off, he removed the cup from the oven. As he looked into the cup he noted that the water was not boiling

but instantly the water in the cup "blew up" into his face. The cup remained intact until he threw it out of his

hand but all the water had flew out into his face due to the buildup of energy. His whole face is blistered and he

has 1st and 2nd degree burns to his face which may leave scarring. He also may have lost partial sight in his

left eye. While at the hospital, the doctor who was attending to him stated that this a fairly common occurrence

and water (alone) should never be heated in a microwave oven. If water is heated in this manner, something

should be placed in the cup to diffuse the energy such as a wooden stir stick, tea bag, etc. It is however a much

safer choice to boil the water in a tea kettle. Please pass this information on to friends and family. Here is what

our science teacher has to say on the matter: "Thanks for the microwave warning. I have seen this happen

before. It is caused by a phenomenon known as super heating. It can occur anytime water is heated and will

particularly occur if the vessel that the water is heated in is new. What happens is that the water heats faster

than the vapor bubbles can form. If the cup is very new then it is unlikely to have small surface scratches inside

it that provide a place for the bubbles to form. As the bubbles cannot form and release some of the heat that

has built up, the liquid does not boil, and the liquid continues to heat up well past its boiling point. What then

usually happens is that the liquid is bumped or jarred, which is just enough of a shock to cause the bubbles to

rapidly form and expel the hot liquid. The rapid formation of bubbles is also why a carbonated beverage spews

when opened after having been shaken." Please pass this on to everyone you know, it could save a lot of pain

and suffering.

TTFN

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By Lillian Waugh

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