Flax, an ally during menopause

The linen (Linum usitatissimum) is a medicinal plant that is in fashion. People who have incorporated the oil of linen in their diet have noticed that their skin and hair are smoother and healthier looking. It is also one of the main sources of omega-3 fatty acids. On the other hand flax seeds digestive and laxative properties, as well as to reduce the bad cholesterol. And it is precisely in the flax seeds We would like to focus on one of its components, namely the lignans.

The lignans are a estrogens vegetables (o phytoestrogens) that act in a similar way to the estrogens (female sex hormones). As all of us know, the production of female estrogens decreases during the menopause. To compensate for the drop in estrogen, we secrete two hormones: follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH). The secretion is triggered by impulses, causing the sweating crises and hot flashes that bother us so much. On the other hand, estradiol deficiency accelerates the decrease in bone mass.

The flax seeds are surely the source of lignans more widely known. Thus, the consumption of these estrogens is a good and healthy option to combat the discomforts of the menopauseespecially sweating and hot flashes of sudden onset. In this sense, one of the hypotheses that naturopathic doctors hold to explain why Oriental women suffer much less from the discomforts of the menopause is the high consumption of estrogen-rich products in their diet. This stimulates bone metabolism and reduces hot flashes.

[resum] [resumFlaxseeds are probably the best known source of lignans. Lignans are plant estrogens that act similarly to female sex hormones. The consumption of estrogens is a healthy option to combat the discomfort of menopause. [/resume]