Flaxseeds have a lot of nutritional benefits. It derives from the Linum usitatissimum plant, which has blue flowers and has been cultivated since 3000 BC, according to researchers.
They’re becoming more popular, so they’re easy to obtain and usually at a reasonable price. This food should undoubtedly become a household staple.
Here are five good reasons to eat flaxseeds:
They’re rich in Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids (The Good Fats).
Flaxseed is a plant-based source of healthy fats and is rich in omega-3s. A nutrient is considered “essential” when our body doesn’t create it and we have to receive it from an outside source. Our bodies can’t make our own omega-3 fatty acids so we have to get them through food.
Flaxseeds, on the other hand, have a high-quality protein.
They’re high in fibre, both soluble and insoluble, and will help keep your colon healthy.
Fibre helps to clean your digestive tract, support colon health, remove toxins from your body, and keep your stomach flat. There are two sorts of fibre, soluble and insoluble, and we need both. Consider soluble fibre as a “sponge” that soaks up toxins in your stomach and insoluble fibre as a “broom” that sweeps them away. Keep your water intake high to help the fibre flow through your system.
They are high In Antioxidants And Lignans.
Vitamins B-1, B-2, C, and E, as well as iron, zinc, and trace amounts of potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, and calcium, are all found in flaxseeds. Lignans are phytonutrients that are anti-cancer. That’s a fancy way of stating they’re extremely healthy for you.
They Add Good Texture To Your Food.
Add them to a green smoothie or sprinkle them on almond milk ice cream for a nutritious, super tasty treat.
They Taste Delicious!
Flaxseeds’ mild, nutty flavour of flaxseeds will keep you coming back for more. Sprinkle them into just about any smoothie, dessert or baked dish for extra nutrition and flavour.
There are a few things you should be aware of: Flax is available in a variety of forms, including whole, ground, and oil. You may put the seeds in almost anything just make sure to grind the seeds up if you shop Flaxseed whole so you can absorb all of their goodness (your digestive system has a tough time absorbing the benefits from the whole seed form).
Flaxseed oil is extremely beneficial to your health and contains even more omega-3s. It obviously lacks fibre, but it still provides the other advantages described above. Use it raw blended into a green smoothie or as a salad dressing.
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