Flaxseed Research Paper
Echinacea is a North American herbaceous flowering plant that belongs to the genus of the daisy family. It was first used by Native Americans. It comes in liquid, capsule, ointment and tablet forms. (Echinacea metabolism and drug interactions: The case for standardization of a complementary medicine). Echinacea is known for its use as an immunostimulant. It is indicated for treatment and prevention of upper respiratory infections such as influenza and the common cold. It also enhances and boosts the immune system by increasing phagocytosis. However, many of its beneficial effects are still unknown.
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Flaxseed can be taken in a number of different ways. Chaey states, “The key thing to know about eating flaxseed is you need to grind it before you eat it” (Chaey, 2015). Our bodies are unable to break down flaxseed very well- if it is not ground up the available nutrients are not taken into the body. Flaxseed has a short shelf life; therefore it spoils days after the package is opened. Flaxseed can be added to just about any food. Some of the more popular foods include muffins, bread dough, smoothies, juices, pancakes, waffles, hot or cold cereal. It is not good to use as a cooking oil because of its low smoke point. Alternatively, one might mix it in after veggies have been cooked or add it to a salad dressing. To maximize the use of flaxseed, store it in the fridge opposed to the