Tiny seeds, packed with goodness & nutrition
These little seeds are actually tiny wonders. Also known as ‘alsi’, they may look small but are a big source of wellness and hence called powerhouse of nutrition.
Flaxseed look quite similar to sesame seeds (til) in shape but are slightly larger in size. They have a warm, earthy and subtly nutty flavour.
Even though technically they are not a grain but their vitamin and mineral profile, fibre content, antioxidant and omega 3 fatty acid features are far more superior to several regular grains.
Flaxseed are a rich source of omega-3 essential fatty acids and help in fighting inflammation. These seeds are beneficial for those suffering from hypertension, as they helps in regulating blood pressure.
Flaxseed are high in nutrients such as vitamin B complex, manganese and magnesium. They also help in lowering cholesterol.
These seeds are full of fibre and hence act as a natural laxative. They can be consumed daily for proper digestion and improving bowel movement.
Flaxseed have high levels of lignans (a plant chemical with lots of health benefits) which help in defending against prostate & breast cancer.
Flaxseed help in insulin resistance and regulate blood sugar. The lignans present in flax seed may actually help in preventing diabetes.
Flaxseed are low in carbohydrates, making it an ideal choice for people trying to limit their intake of sugar and starch. It’s also a boon for vegetarians as it is good source of non-animal source of omega-3 fatty acid. It is often used as an egg substitute in bakeries to add body to the food.
Flaxseed is especially beneficial for women. It’s known to help women’s fertility by improving their chances of conception. Flax seeds also help in promoting normal ovulation and in restoring hormonal balance. It also protects postmenopausal women from risk of cardiovascular disease.
2 tablespoons of ground flax seed is recommended per day to gain maximum benefits.
Pregnant and breastfeeding women should check with their physicians before including it in their diet.
Flaxseeds are one of beneficial seeds that we can use in our diet. It helps to control blood sugar, helps in digestion, and so on. If you wish to lose weight, then this has to be a part of your diet. Eating the right healthy foods may help you to control all your health issues. Apart from eating healthy, exercising regularly, a periodic full body checkup is necessary to monitor your health quotient. To know about various preventive health checkup packages and get the answers to your queries, please fill up the query form.
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