Flax seeds which are also known as Linseed (Linum usitatissimum). It is also called superfood produced in the cooler regions of the world. Flax seeds are available in two categories Brown flax seeds and Golden flax seeds. They have mostly similar nutritional values and have omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, protein, Vitamin B1, manganese, Phosphorus, Selenium. Also, flax seeds have some amount of vitamin B6, potassium, copper and zinc. Flax seeds in known as Alsi in Hindi.
Let us read the benefits of Flax seeds-
1.Good for Heart
Flax seeds which are enriched in Omega 3 fatty acids are generally considered as a good fat which our body needs. We need a help of external food like Flax seed to provide good fat to the body because our body cannot generate it on own. As Flax seed is full of good fat omega 3 it can help your heart to stay to stay healthy, it can lower down your blood pressure.
Flax seeds lower down high cholesterol which also reduces the risk of heart attack and other diseases.
Flax seeds contain Omega 3 which helps you to be satiated with the fiber and protein content in it. Protein takes a time to get digested which makes you full for long period. You won’t feel the unnecessary cravings for snacks/fast food and other junk too.
3.Good for Diabetic patients
Flax seeds is a low-glycemic superfood which will not increase blood sugar level. The omega 3 and fiber will give you energy and nutrients for longer. When your blood sugar levels are in control there is less need for insulin and other medications.
4.Helps in digestion
One of the many benefits of Flax seeds is that they contain mucilage, soluble and insoluble fibers that help to deal with stomach irritation and intestinal system. If you regularly face issues like constipation and indigestion then you must start consuming flax seeds which help to clean the intestinal tract. Flax seed can help you in many ways if added in your daily lifestyle just make it a habit of consuming it at least once in a day.
5.Helps in brain Growth
Our brain and body need Omega 3 to function. Omega 3 is helpful in preventing Dementia also helps to deal with Depression, ADD + ADHD, Insomnia, etc. Also, it is beneficial for kids in order to develop their brain growth. Flax is one of the perfect ways to intake more Omega 3 in your daily diet.
6.Improves skin health
Omega 3 is also good for skin and hair growth. Also deals with Eczema, Psoriasis, Dry skin, Acne, and other skin conditions.
7.Pumps up your Immune System
Flax seed helps in improving the immune system and other immune disorders. Helps to improve your inside body and boost good bacteria to fight against illness and prevent them as well.
There are endless benefits of flax seeds if added it into your lifestyle. Make it a habit to have at least once in a day time. You can consume flax seeds with water, or power form and also can chew some amount of flax seeds.
Hope this helps you in improving your health. Please tell us how you feel about it.