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Title: Health Benefits of Flax Seeds


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Seven Great Benefits of the Flaxseeds
  • Flaxseeds, also known as Alsi, are the seed of
    plant Linum Usitatissimum . This seed has many
    medicinal benefits. Many people utilise the seed
    for conditions related to the gastrointestinal
    (GI) tract. Such conditions include constipation,
    damage to the colon due to the overuse of
    laxatives, diarrhoea, inflammation of the large
    intestine, irritable bowel syndrome, sores, etc.
    Flax seeds are also consumed for the disorders of
    the circulatory system (heart blood vessels)
    including high cholesterol, high blood pressure,
    hypertension and coronary heart diseases.
  • Flaxseed plays a significant role in curing acne,
    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD),
    breast pain, kidney related disorders, obesity,
    diabetes, depression, malaria, and rheumatoid
    arthritis.It is known to cure cough and sore
    throat. People largely consume flaxseeds for
    lowering their chances of breast cancer, lung
    cancer, colon cancer and prostate cancer.

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How do Flaxseeds work?
  • Flaxseeds are rich sources of dietary fibre and
    omega-3 fatty acids. If flaxseeds are consumed
    before meals, it tends to make people feel less
    hungry, so they eat less. It happens because of
    the fibre that is present in the seed coat. This
    fibre bounds with the cholesterol found in the
    intestine and hinder its absorption. Flaxseeds
    also make platelets (cells responsible for blood
    clotting).
  • Flaxseeds are tried to prevent and treat cancer
    because theyre broken down into Lignans. The
    exposure to Lignans at the age of adolescence
    helps reduce the risk of breast cancer and
    increase the survival of patients with breast
    cancer. Lignans interfere with the growth and
    spread of tumour cells and thus prevent cancer.

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  • An ounce (approx. 3tbsp) of flaxseed contains
    Omega-3(ALA) 6,338mg Fiber 8gm Protein 6gm
    Vitamin B1 31 RDA Manganese 35 RDA
    Magnesium 30 RDA Phosphorus 19 RDA Selenium
    10 RDA Flaxseeds also contain a good amount of
    vitamin B6, Iron, potassium, copper and zinc.

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Seven Benefits of the wondrous Flaxseeds
  • 1.High in fibre, but Low in CarbsFlaxseeds
    consist of elevated levels of mucilage gum
    content. Mucilage is a gum forming fibre that
    helps the stomach to retain food for longer
    durations and thus increase the nutrient
    absorption. One should consume fibre rich foods
    every day.
  • 2.Lose weight by eating Flaxseeds
  • Flax seeds consist of fibre inside its seed coat.
    These tissues help losing weight as when a person
    consumes flaxseed before the meals it increases
    the satisfaction level of a person and then they
    end up consuming fewer calories thus losing
    weight.
  • 3.Good Hair, Good Skin.
  • The ALA fats in flax seeds are beneficial for the
    skin and hair as they provide essential fats and
    b-Vitamins which help to reduce the dryness.
    Consume Flaxseeds daily for healthy skin, hair
    and nails. Consider adding 2 tbsp flaxseeds to
    those yummy smoothies and salads.

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  • 4.More the Flaxseeds. Lesser is the Cholesterol
  • Flax Seeds beautifully reduce the cholesterol
    levels in the body. People with high cholesterol
    levels should include flaxseeds in their daily
    diet. The water soluble content of flaxseeds
    traps fats and cholesterol in our digestive
    system and makes it unable to be absorbed. This
    eventually results in the excretion of Bile,
    forcing the body to produce more, using up excess
    cholesterol in the blood and lowering the
    cholesterol level.
  • 5.Promotes Digestive Health
  • Flaxseeds help in improving the digestive health
    of individuals. The ALA content that is present
    in Flax can help protect the digestive tract
    lining and maintain Gastro Intestinal health. It
    also treats constipation and guts inflammation.
  • 6.Rich in Antioxidants (Lignans)
  • Flaxseeds are rich in antioxidants. Lignans are
    polyphenols which provide benefits for
    anti-aging, maintains hormone balance and cell-
    health. They also support probiotic growth in the
    gut and thus remove yeast in the body.
  • 7.Flaxseeds are Gluten-Free
  • Flax seeds dont contain gluten so they can
    easily replace the grains that contain gluten.
    Gluten consisting grains are inflammatory
    therefore, Flaxseeds are highly recommended to
    people who have gluten sensitivity.

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How to Consume Flax Seeds
  • There is a lot of debate as to how Flax Seeds
    should be consumed as if it is not chewed
    properly it can be flushed out of the system
    undigested.It, therefore, makes more sense to go
    in for Ground or milled flax seeds.Flax seed oil
    can also be used as a healthy cooking
    medium.There are various other ways in which it
    can be consumed.
  • 1.It can easily be added to flour while making
    chapatis or just added in the batter for making
    cakes, Bread or other delicacies at home.
  • 2.It can enrich the breakfast by adding it to
    cereals, oats, salads, muesli and other things
    which form part of your morning meal.
  • 3. Flax seed powder can be added to Milk Shakes
    and even smoothies or any other drink
  • 4. A Tea Spoon or 1/2 Teaspoon of Flax seed
    powder  can  be taken directly with water in the
    morning
  • We have described above the nutritional content,
    various health benefits of flaxseeds and how we
    should be consuming them. They are among the most
    beautiful ways to resolve many issues related to
    hair, skin, nails, cough, inflammation, etc and
    can help us a great deal in solving a lot of
    health Issues too and as such should definitely
    be part of our diet.

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