Flax Seed (or flax, flaxseed) is said to help fight against cancer, particularly breast cancer, prostate cancer, and colon cancer.
Studies suggest that flax seeds taken in the diet may benefit patients with certain types of breast and prostate cancers. Scientists found that flax seed contains alpha linolenic acid (ALA), a plant omega-3 fatty acid, which inhibits tumor incidence and growth, and decreases inflammation in animal study. Each tablespoon of flax seeds contain about 1.8 grams of plant omega-3 fatty acid.
Flax seed also contains lignans, which have estrogen and antioxidant properties. Some scientists believe that, lignans may help fight against breast cancer, and inscrease the survival of breast cancer patients by blocking enzymes that are involved in hormone metabolism, and interfering with the growth and spread of tumor cells.
How to consume flax seed? Flax seed, when eaten whole, is more likely to pass through the digestive tract undigested, the body will not get all the contained components. It is recommended to eat ground flax seed. According to the Flax Council of Canada, 1-2 tablespoons of ground flax seeds a day is the suggested dose.
You can find flax seeds in most supermarkets or health food stores. These days, flax seed is found in all kinds of foods. Check the product label. You may find products containing flax seed, such as in cereals, pasta, whole grain breads and crackers, energy bars, meatless meal products, and snack foods.
For more information about natural remedies and alternative cures for cancer, go to Natural Remedies Center: http://www.naturalremediescenter.com/treat/cancer/