It was a small study, but the results a very encouraging! Over 100 patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) went on a diet containing 30 g of milled flaxseed in foods or a placebo for 6 months. At the end of this double-blind, randomized trial those in the flaxseed group had lower systolic and diastolic pressures than those on the placebo (10 mm Hg and 7 mm Hg, respectively). Those with higher blood pressures saw the greatest benefit.
PositiveTip: Struggling with hypertension? Try some flaxseed in your diet.