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How to Eat Flax Seeds? Health Benefits and Tips

Sunday, March 19, 2017 22:51
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Flax Seeds – the shiny, nutty seeds have an earthy aroma and a host of health benefiting properties. I first came across this wonder seed while reading up on hair health. Experts seem to agree that if you need some help with hair fall and want to grow your hair, there is nothing like a regular dose of flax seeds. Initially, I had a little difficulty in cultivating taste for it in its raw form, but my love for it grew after a while.

You don’t really need to load up on flax seeds, a little helping is enough. Experts and nutritionists recommend a tablespoon of flax seeds a day to meet your essential, daily nutritional requirement. However, you need to be watchful of the way you consume flax seeds. Flax seeds are brown in colour and come with a hard, crunchy covering. Flax seeds, if not chewed properly would render no benefit to your body, this is one of the biggest reasons why many like to soak it before consuming or simply have it in the ground or powdered form.

9 Benefits of Flax Seeds

Flax seeds are enriched with some of the most essential and basic nutrients that our body requires. Take a look:

1. They are cholesterol free, hence good for the heart as well.

2. They are a good source of fibre, aid in digestion, prevent constipation and help in suppressing hunger.

3. Other nutrients would include protein, magnesium, calcium, phosphorous, omega 3 (alpha-linolenic acid), lignin and mucilage.

4. Regular consumption of flax seeds is good for skin, cancer prevention and facilitate weight-loss.

5. Flax seeds are great for women’s health. The lignans present in them help in battling high levels of estrogen and help in maintaining balanced hormonal levels.

6. According to a Delhi-based weigh-management expert and nutritionist Dr. Gargi Sharma, “Flax seeds can help reduce menopausal symptoms, such as flushing and night sweats. Flax seeds can also help women with irregular periods and those with extreme symptoms of PMS – for example, headache, anxiety, mood swings etc. They also help in controlling heavy bleeding during menstruation, reduce the risk of breast cancer and improve uterine function.”

7. In women, hair fall is often associated with hormonal imbalance and stress. Flax seeds are great for women health and therefore promote healthy hair as well.

8. They are also associated with reducing hypertension.

9. They are low in LDL (lipo-protein) or bad cholesterol.

the shiny, nutty seeds have an earthy aroma and a host of health benefiting properties. I first came across this wonder seed while reading up on hair health. Experts seem to agree that if you need some help with hair fall and want to grow your hair, there is nothing like a regular dose of flax seeds. Initially, I had a little difficulty in cultivating taste for it in its raw form, but my love for it grew after a while.

You don’t really need to load up on flax seeds, a little helping is enough. Experts and nutritionists recommend a tablespoon of flax seeds a day to meet your essential, daily nutritional requirement. However, you need to be watchful of the way you consume flax seeds. Flax seeds are brown in colour and come with a hard, crunchy covering. Flax seeds, if not chewed properly would render no benefit to your body, this is one of the biggest reasons why many like to soak it before consuming or simply have it in the ground or powdered form.

9 Benefits of Flax Seeds

Flax seeds are enriched with some of the most essential and basic nutrients that our body requires. Take a look:

  1. They are cholesterol free, hence good for the heart as well.
  2. They are a good source of fibre, aid in digestion, prevent constipation and help in suppressing hunger.
  3. Other nutrients would include protein, magnesium, calcium, phosphorous, omega 3 (alpha-linolenic acid), lignin and mucilage.
  4. Regular consumption of flax seeds is good for skin, cancer prevention and facilitate weight-loss.
  5. Flax seeds are great for women’s health. The lignans present in them help in battling high levels of estrogen and help in maintaining balanced hormonal levels.
  6. According to a Delhi-based weigh-management expert and nutritionist Dr. Gargi Sharma, “Flax seeds can help reduce menopausal symptoms, such as flushing and night sweats. Flax seeds can also help women with irregular periods and those with extreme symptoms of PMS – for example, headache, anxiety, mood swings etc. They also help in controlling heavy bleeding during menstruation, reduce the risk of breast cancer and improve uterine function.”
  7. In women, hair fall is often associated with hormonal imbalance and stress. Flax seeds are great for women health and therefore promote healthy hair as well.
  8. They are also associated with reducing hypertension.
  9. They are low in LDL (lipo-protein) or bad cholesterol.

Source: http://food.ndtv.com/

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