Flax seeds – Known in ancient Babylon and Egypt

Flax seed

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Linum usitatissimum - Osaka Museum of Natural History, Japan - (27-08-2012)

Flax seed - (01-02-2016)

Golden Flax seed - (11-10-2019)

Flax seeds – Known in ancient Babylon and Egypt

Flax seeds – The positive effects of eating flaxseeds were known in ancient Babylon and Egypt. Where they were added to food and medicines. They believed so much in the healing effects that they even gave him a royal seal and enacted law ordering regular consumption of linseed. Little is known that it contains more omega-3 fatty acids than salmon. Significantly contributes to lowering the level of harmful cholesterol in the body, protecting blood vessels and maintaining a healthy digestive tract.

The main reason people consume seeds is because of unsaturated fatty acids and phytoestrogens called lignans. Which are very similar to human hormones and support hormonal balance mainly in women. Especially during menstruation or menopause. Flaxseed is recommended to be used before childbirth, because they relax the birthing canals and help to start proper lactation. They can suppress fatigue, help with stress, and even lower cholesterol and thus the risk of stroke.

Nine-banded Armadillo – Sleeps 80% of life

Nine-banded Armadillo - Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus)

Nine-banded Armadillo – Sleeps 80% of life

Nine-banded Armadillo – Inhabits mainly in South America, and even was the mascot of the World Cup in Brazil. This is not an active animal. Armadillos are sleeping 80% of their lives. However, they have an interesting feature on reproduction. Female under stress can postpone childbirth up to 4 months.