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Adding Flaxseed to Your Diet

Author: Dr. Krystel Quadros - Diet and Nutrition  

Flaxseeds also called as alsi in Hindi has many benefits indeed.

Lowering Cholesterol

Flaxseeds help lower bad cholesterol levels, that is, low-density lipoprotein and very low-density lipoprotein in your body and helps improve good cholesterol, that is, high-density lipoprotein. It can be consumed in the ground form or the raw form. You can even roast it and have it. Some people like to have it with yogurt (curd) which is a wonderful source of probiotic.

Wonderful Source of Fiber

Around one tablespoon of flaxseed contains up to 7 grams of fiber which is essential for boosting weight loss process in an individual. It can be consumed half an hour before or after a meal. Many people love adding flaxseeds to their smoothies. It can even be sprinkled on top of the salad as a dressing or fruits which will enhance the absorption of iron as vitamin C increases the absorption of iron.

Prevents and Treats Cancer

The bioactive compounds called as lignans are found in high concentration in flaxseeds, thus destroying the tumor cells and preventing cancer. Lignans have anti-inflammatory properties and help reduce inflammation in the body.

Prevents and Treats Diabetes

According to various research studies, flaxseeds help cure various metabolic syndrome diseases like diabetes, especially type two diabetes, owing to the lignans present in them. Flaxseeds can be combined with other seeds like sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, garden cress seeds, and oats. A nutribar could be prepared which is rich in omega three fatty acids which will prevent various kinds of diseases by reducing the free radical scavenging activity in the body. Flaxseeds help prevent gestational diabetes and stabilize the blood sugar levels in a pregnant mother. It also helps to avoid preeclampsia and to lower the blood pressure.

Hence, do not forget to incorporate flaxseeds in your diet as it is a superfood with numerous amounts of health benefits.

Last reviewed at: 12.Nov.2018

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