Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Flaxseed oil for PMS and menopausal symptoms

The nutty tasting oil of flaxseed keeps symptoms in check for PMS and hot flashes for menopause because of the phytoestrogens in the oil.  The phytoestrogens act as selective estrogen receptor modulators, meaning that they help turn up estrogenic activity in the body when it dips and rein it in when it spikes.  The healthy omega-3 fats in flaxseed oil help muscles burn calories more efficiently and also boosts the production of the appetite suppressing hormone leptin.  So drizzle some flaxseed oil onto your next salad and enjoy the health benefits.

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