While both cottage cheese and flaxseed are both very nutritional on their own, the combination of the two are believed by some to contain extremely powerful healing properties. Some specialists, like the German bio-chemist Johanna Budwig, believe it can even cure cancer. Now to be clear, the data that stems from this claim is straight out of the 1950’s, as is the Budwig diet itself. Today, the Budwig diet is not recommended as a treatment for cancer. However, the combination of cottage cheese and flaxseed may still prove worthy for cancer patients as well as all of us.
Viva Naturals Organic Ground Flax Seed, 15 oz – Specially Cold-milled Using Proprietary Technology for Optimal Smoothness and FreshnessBeing an expert in fats and lipids, Dr. Budwig noticed in her research that many of the modern processed fats and hydrogenated oils are destroying the membranes of our cells. The destruction of the outer layers of the cells make things like fat absorption hard or impossible for our cells. This causes the destruction and/or cellular toxicity. The idea behind the Budwig diet is that it would repair the damages made to cellular membranes and eliminate further damage. To accomplish this, Dr. Budwig first suggested that we eliminate all forms of processed foods (especially fats), animal meat, butter and sugar. This would prevent further deterioration. For the repair of already damaged cellular membranes, saturated fats and proteins (like those found in cottage cheese and flaxseed) have a positive effect. Because Cottage cheese is rich in sulfur proteins and saturated fats while flaxseed oil is high in electron rich unsaturated fatty acids, when cottage cheese and flax are combined it causes fats to be more soluble and easily absorbed into the cellular membrane… healing your cells.
By itself, cottage cheese is very rich proteins and amino acids (which induce muscle growth and repair). One cup of cottage cheese contains about half of your daily necessary intake of protein. It also has about 30% of the daily recommended amount of phosphorus, 14% of your daily calcium and 25% of vitamin B12 (which supports heart health and energy levels).
Flaxseed, or linseed, is low in cholesterol and high in omega fatty acids. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, flaxseed can reduce blood pressure, incidences of heart disease and stroke. While many people use flaxseed oil, we recommend consuming the seeds directly as the oil loses its lingnans (a powerful antioxidant) and fiber.