Health Benefits of Flaxseeds | ISH News



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These are Flax seeds. Flax seeds also known as common flax or linseeds are small oil seeds. These nutty-tasting seeds can be eaten on their own or crushed and cold-pressed to release flaxseed oil. Flax seeds have become increasingly popular thanks to their abundance of health benefits. Let me tell you about its health benefits.

Digestion: Flaxseed can help with digestive issues like constipation, clear bowel movements etc thanks to its high-fiber content.

Lowering cholesterol levels: Flaxseed has been linked to lowering levels of “bad” cholesterol, which in turn helps to prevent other health issues such as heart disease and stroke.

Manage some cancers: Flaxseed may help manage certain types of cancer, including breast cancer, prostate cancer, and colon cancer. It is said to protect against the development of breast cancer, reduce tumor growth in women with breast cancer and lower the risk of death in women with breast cancer

Weight management: Incorporating flax seeds into your diet may help with healthy, sustainable weight management thanks to their high fiber content. The fiber, promotes weight loss by reducing hunger and decreasing cravings.

Controlling Diabetes: Studies in people with diabetes show that supplementing with flaxseed powder per day may reduce blood sugar levels. Though the link between flax seeds and diabetes is still unclear, they are considered a safe and healthy addition to your diet if you have diabetes.

Now that you know the benefits of flaxseeds, let me tell you how you can use it. Both flaxseed and flaxseed oil are easy to use and can be added to a variety of recipes.

Add flaxseed powder to water or sprinkle it into your smoothies.
Drizzle flaxseed oil on fresh salads instead of salad dressing.
Sprinkle ground flaxseed over hot or cold cereal for extra fiber and flavor.
Mix flaxseed into your favorite yogurt.
Mix flaxseed into cookies, muffins, or breads.
Combine flaxseed with a bit of water for a simple egg substitute.
Incorporate flaxseed into meat or veggie patties

Now that you know the benefits and uses of flaxseeds go ahead and add it to your diet.


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