“Flax Seeds for Hypertension” A recent article in the journal Meat Science acknowledged that a sector of the population perceives meat as a food that is detrimental to their health.
Because of studies associating meat consumption with heart disease and cancer. For these reasons, these meat consumers look for healthier food alternatives as a means to maintain good health.
So, this represents a good opportunity for the industry to develop some new products. Natural foods could be added to meat to reach those health-oriented consumers by boosting antioxidants levels, for example.
Foods like flax seeds and tomatoes are healthy, associated with reduced risks of cancer and cardiovascular disease.
So by making flaxy tomato burgers, they figure they can reduce saturated fat intake and less sugar somehow? It’s like their flaxseed fed pork idea to produce “enriched lard.”
Wouldn’t it be easier to just cut out the middle-pig and eat flax seeds ourselves? Flax seeds have been described as a “miraculous defense against some critical maladies.” Now, I’m a fan of flax, but this title seemed a bit over exuberant.
I figured something just got lost in translation, but then I saw this study and realized maybe that title is not too far off. Rarely do we see a dietary study of this caliber.
A prospective, double-blinded, placebo-controlled, randomized trial— you know how hard that is in a nutrition study?
I mean, for drugs it’s easy: you take two identical looking pills – one’s active, one’s placebo – and until the end of the study neither the researcher nor the patient has any idea which is which, hence double blind. But people tend to notice what they’re eating. More info in the video ….