Flaxseeds, also known as common flax or linseeds, are small oil seeds that originated in the Middle East thousands of years ago. Lately, they have gained popularity as a superfood, and rightly so as these seeds have high content of heart-healthy omega-3 fats, fibre, and other unique plant compounds. Come, let’s find out the benefits of flaxseeds.
Flaxseeds are high in the omega-3 fatty acid ALA. Plant-based ALA fatty acids have been related to improved heart health and a decreased risk of stroke.
Flaxseeds contain lignans, a kind of vitamin with strong antioxidant and estrogenic characteristics.
Flaxseeds contain 29 percent carbohydrates, 95 percent of which are fibre. One tablespoon of whole flaxseeds has ample fibre, and because flaxseeds contain so much fibre, including them in your diet encourages regular bowel movements and can enhance your digestive health.
Flaxseeds are a strong source of plant-based protein and may be used as an alternate protein source for vegetarians and vegans.
Flaxseeds keep you fuller for longer and may help you lose weight by suppressing your appetite.
Flaxseeds are flexible and may simply be added into your everyday diet.
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1. By combining them with water and consuming it as part of your normal fluid intake
2. Adding crushed flaxseeds to hot or cold morning cereal
3. Put them in your favourite yoghurt
4. Incorporate them into smoothies to thicken the consistency
5. Using them as an egg substitute in water
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