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Trish Tucker-May: takes a look at the benefits of flaxseed

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Trish Tucker-May, is an award-winning nutritionist and gut specialist. Helping women 40+ with digestive issues take TIME TO NOURISH for perimenopause and beyond.

Trish is a nutritionist based in Stroud. She won the Total Wellness Club Nutritionist of the Year in 2019 and her Time To Nourish Gut Healing Program won the Gold Medal in Janey Loves Wellness Industry Awards in 2020.

The best food to balance hormones – flaxseed

If you are looking to improve your diet and adopt a healthier lifestyle for a happier you, switch your diet to include healthy fats instead of carbs for better, balanced hormones. These include foods that are high short, medium, and long-chain fatty acids, which are essential in managing your hormones, keeping your inflammation levels low, boosting metabolism, and supporting weight loss.

One simple way of realizing our goals of taking better care of our minds and bodies is the addition of a small, shiny seed into our meals. 

Flaxseed, also known as linseed, can help you lead a healthier life. It has been shown to improve blood sugar levels in diabetics and reduce cholesterol. It is considered a superfood because of its high dietary fiber and omega 3 fatty acids. 

Flaxseed is also a great source of lignans, a form of phytonutrients that offer potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant characteristics. 

Flaxseeds are versatile and easy to use. Incorporating flax into your meals is a very low-maintenance way of reaping exponentially more benefits. Flaxseed contains a wide array of minerals, healthy fats, and vitamin B that can help promote healthier hair and skin, resolving issues of redness and flaky skin and reducing acne, eczema, and rosacea. Flaxseed oil is also a great moisturizer.

Researchers have also found that the lignans present in flaxseed may help reduce the risks of breast, ovarian, and endometrial cancers.

Flaxseeds improve metabolism by acting like natural gum. Flaxseed is rich in mucilage gum, which assists in nutrient absorption. It helps by keeping food in the stomach for longer periods of time, allowing for maximum nutrient absorption. The mucilage gum is water-soluble, which also enables better removal of toxins and waste and soothes the stomach lining. 

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Trish Tucker-May

The lignans do not stop there. They can help regulate female hormones in the bloodstream, act as phytoestrogens, and provide antioxidants. This regulatory effect on the female hormones is helpful because it presents a natural alternative to hormone replacement therapy, reduces the risks of osteoporosis, and helps regulate menstruation cycles.

Flax seeds do not only improve life by improving your health, but they serve as healthy substitutes for cooking and baking. Ground flax is a good way to substitute flours that contain gluten. This is particularly beneficial for those who are afflicted by celiac disease or those who may be sensitive to gluten. Flaxseed is a multipurpose ingredient that serves as a powerhouse for better health.

If you would like to learn more about Trish’s eight- week Time To Nourish packages email me here trish@trishtuckermay.com The next group programme will be commencing mid-September.

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