DISCOVER YOUR HELPING HAND TO GOOD HEALTH – FLAX SEEDS.
It may be tiny, but it’s mighty: the flax seed carries one of the biggest nutrient payloads on the planet.
Flaxseed is something we all have heard of and is probably one the most commonly found ingredients in the Indian kitchen. But did you know that this tiny brown seed is capable of much more than just adding to the fibre content in your food. Packed with components such as omega-3 fatty acids, lignans (that are rich in antioxidants and oestrogen) and fibre, Flaxseeds have amazing properties like reducing inflammation in the body, preventing oestrogen-related cancers, reducing the effects of menopause, helping diabetics maintain a healthy blood sugar level and protecting the heart from damage.
HEALTH ESSENCE OF FLAXSEED -
1. Get rid of constipation
If you have problems with digestion and often suffer from constipation, flax acts quickly and effectively. Due to being high in fiber, they have a slight laxative effect, stimulates digestion and helps remove toxins from the body.
2. Cholesterol and Triglycerides
Recent studies show that frequent consumption of flax seed (about 50 g per day) may help reduce cholesterol levels in people suffering from hypercholesterolemia.
3. Protects the heart
Improves function and prevent blood clots forming in blood vessels.
4. Combat Migraines
They are considered an effective remedy for migraines.
5. Attenuate menstrual pain
Diminishes the frequency and intensity of menstrual pain.
6. Maintain a healthy gall bladder
Experts have found that flax helps prevent and even the removal of gallstones.
7. Reduces fatigue, stress and insomnia
The seeds are good for the nervous system, helping to combat fatigue, control stress and improve sleep quality.
8. Attenuate symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome
Thanks to high fiber, flax is recommended for people suffering from irritable bowel syndrome.
9. It helps you lose weight
Fibers from the seeds interacts with fat absorption, contributing to weight loss. Also, omega 3 from flax seeds decrease appetite and stimulates burning calories.
10. Prevent colon cancer and prostate
Flax is one of the best sources of lignans, substances that prevent cancer, especially prostate and colon cancer.
Flax also acts as a good antidepressant.
The best way to eat flaxseeds is to grind them into a fine powder and have one tablespoon every morning, with warm water on an empty stomach. If you are not too happy with eating the seeds like this, you could add them to your daily meals, sprinkle them on your salad.
NATURE’S BEST RESOURCE AND HEALTH’S BEST SOURCE – FLAXSEEDS.