Benefits of flaxseeds?

The flaxseed plant known as Linum Usitatissimum is a healing herb and multi vitamin supplement. Flaxseed is rich in omega 3 acids, dietary fiber and essential fatty acids known as Alpha-Linolenic Acid or ALA. Omega 3 acids are otherwise sourced from fatty fish varieties such as salmon which help curb potential risks from cardiovascular diseases. Flaxseeds are widely available in natural, extract and supplement form. The wide health benefits of consuming flaxseeds include control of blood pressure, lowering cholesterol levels, reducing chances of heart diseases, combats inflammation of joints and kidneys and joint swelling.

The dietary fiber content in flaxseeds helps bowel movements and helps treat constipation. Its anti inflammatory properties also help combat intestinal tract disorders and gall bladder problems. Gall bladder stones are also known to dissolve with the help of dietary intake of flaxseeds. Skin conditions can also be treated with anti inflammatory properties of flax seeds. Skin disorders such as psoriasis, sun burn, eczema, acne respond well to the properties of flax seed oils. Flaxseed also benefits hair and nails by preventing damage and revitalizing skin with omega 3 benefits. Flaxseed gels help bruises and wounds heal faster. The omega 3 acids are also integral to emotional well being. Flaxseed also helps deal with depression, Alzheimer's and effects of ageing.

Some other benefits of consuming flaxseed include: regulating blood sugar levels, protecting against cancers, increasing energy levels, enhancing the immune system, aiding metabolism and consequently helps with weight management, helps calm nerves, increases bone density while reducing chances of osteoporosis and increases vitality and stamina.

Try some simple ways to add flaxseeds to your everyday meal. Flaxseed cannot be used in its original form therefore it is usually crushed, milled or pre ground. Flaxseeds are also available in capsules, oils and extracted form all providing the same results. Flaxseeds can also be naturally added to bread, beverages and baked products. It can also be used as a flavor enhancer to get the nutty flavor. Flaxseed can also be sprinkled on popcorn, cereals and salads to add nutritional value and reap health benefits. Using the golden flaxseed is much healthier than the oil though the oil contains omega 3 acids. Flaxseeds have potent fibers and lignans to protect the body and its immune system. Adding flaxseed to your daily diet by oils, capsules or seeds can improve your ability to combat diseases and disorders while also protecting your system.

answered by M W

Flaxseeds are a good source of nutrients such as - protein and essential aminoacids, fat and essential fattyacids,minerals especially phosphorus and most importantly dietary fiber.

Benefits of flaxseeds

  1. Reduces the incidence of Asthma.
  2. Improves mobility in arthritic patients
  3. Decreases renal disease incidenc
  4. Anti-carcinogenic(scavengers free radicals)
  5. Improves immune function
  6. Decreases blood pressure and blood lipid profile
  7. Increases good cholesterol
  8. Flax seed contains omega3 fatty acids, thereby substituting fish in a vegetarian diet.

answered by r k

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