This Easy Microwave-In-Your-Mug Flaxseed Muffin Recipe tastes yummy for a quick breakfast treat. And it’s good for you! Here are some possible health benefits to eating flax.
A few human studies have shown it to help with cholesterol. In one study, flaxseed lowered cholesterol levels in a study with 29 hyperlipidemic subjects (1). Further, in a three month study, a flax supplement reduced cholesterol levels in postmenopausal women (2).
In a recent study, flaxseed intake decreased glucose and insulin levels in overweight patients. It also reduced insulin sensitivity in the overweight patients (3). In another study of 60 women with polycystic ovary syndrome, taking a flax omega-3 supplement twice daily for 12 weeks improved insulin metabolism and cholesterol levels (4). Further, in a study of 60 patients with diabetic neuropathy, taking a flax supplement for 12 weeks significantly reduced serum insulin, triglyceride, and cholesterol levels (5).
Eating flax may help protect your heart (6). Here are a few studies.
A review of seventeen trials of isoflavones and amino acid showed they reduced hot flashes (9). In one study, flax improved mild menopausal symptoms and lowered glucose and insulin levels in menopausal women who had high cholesterol (10). It may also help with bone loss in menopausal women (11).
Mix all the ingredients in your coffee mug (dry ingredients first). Then, microwave on high for 60-90 seconds. Eat right away!
Click here for more research on flax: Flaxseed Research.
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Post By: Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, Registered Aromatherapist, LMT
Post Updated: 12/21/18