NA­TURE’S MEDICINE CABI­NET

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Lin­seeds They may be tiny, but lin­seeds (also known as flaxseeds), are packed with nu­tri­ents. They are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are es­sen­tial for a healthy heart and brain, and also ben­e­fi­cial for the joints and eyes. Their high sol­u­ble fi­bre con­tent means they can help lower choles­terol lev­els, as well as make you feel fuller for longer. Lin­seeds also con­tain phy­toe­stro­gens and some women find tak­ing a daily serv­ing helps re­duce night sweats and hot flushes as­so­ci­ated with the menopause. The hard shells mean it’s best to grind or sprout the seeds in wa­ter overnight be­fore adding to muesli or smooth­ies. Use the oil to driz­zle into jacket pota­toes, but don’t fry with it as it’s not heat sta­ble.*

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