Numerous studies have concluded that the consumption of flaxseed is directly related to a reduced risk of suffering from a stroke. A study conducted at the Harvard School of Public Health involving 3,638 Costa Ricans found that people who consumed more ALA had a lower risk of having a heart attack than those who consumed less alpha-Linolenic acid (ALA). Also, a detailed analysis of 27 studies that involved more than 250,000 people found that ALA intake lowers the risk of heart disease by about 14%.
ALA, which is contained in flaxseed, is an essential fatty acid that must be obtained through diet, since the body doesn’t produce it. It fights cardiovascular diseases by preventing the deposit of cholesterol in the blood vessels.
It promotes regular bowel movements and improves digestive health