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The Benefits of Flax Seeds

Flax seeds and flaxseed oil has been consumed by humans since ancient times. The oil and oil-rich seeds used to provide valuable calories in labour-intensive societies. The plant is also since long cultivated for its fibres since these fibres can be used to create strong and beautiful fabrics, fish-nets and a wide range of other fibrous products. In addition to this, the versatile flaxseed oil is suitable for leather treatment and skin ailments and is utilized in paint and wood varnish. The Common flax plant, Linum usitatissimum, is also known as Linseed. You might have heard about another flax species, Phormium Tenax, commonly known as New Zealand flax. Even though they have similar common names, these two plant species are...

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Eating Smart for a Healthier Brain

Eating Smart for a Healthier Brain When you don’t feed your brain with the nutrients it needs, it can’t function well. Eating a brain-boosting diet can support both short- and long-term brain function.  In today's day and age, everyone could use a little help staying sharp and being more productive. That's why we've compiled the best foods. The brain is an energy-intensive organ, using around 20 percent of the body's calories, so it needs plenty of good fuel to maintain concentration throughout the day. Adding these super seeds in your daily diet can help sharpen your memory and boost the functioning of the nervous system: Pumpkin seeds- Pumpkin seeds are a rich source of zinc, a mineral that plays an important...

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