What does golden flaxseed do for your health?

Golden flaxseed is a rich source of omega 3 fatty acids. Flax seed, in general, is a healthy food product that is low in calories and easily affordable. Some are of the opinion that golden flax seed is more beneficial that brown flax seed, while others believe that both are equal in health benefits. Flax seed provides plenty of fiber and linolenic acid which is required for health of the body, especially the heart. Brown flax seed is more easily available than golden flax seed in the markets. Brown flax seed is usually used for commercial reasons such as industrial solvents, linseed oil and paints. Golden flax seed is mostly used for human consumption and the taste is also appealing to many. Golden flax seed can be obtained in the form of whole seeds, meal and oil. Ground golden flax seed is easily digestible and also very high in fiber content.

Whole golden flax seeds can also be bought and then ground at home. The ground flax seed must be kept refrigerated. Whole flax seed can stay for about a year without refrigeration. Ground golden flax seed must be consumed daily in the diet. It is better to grind the seed as per the requirement, as this will ensure freshness. Flax seeds that are not ground will not be digested by the body. The recommended consumption is three tablespoons of golden flax seed per day. Golden flax seed meal contains fiber, zinc, linolenic acid, magnesium, protein, mucilage and polyunsaturated fatty acids. Golden flax seed may also be grown in the garden. They do not however survive very cold winters. They need plenty of sunlight and require to be surrounded by an average temperature of around 75 degrees fahrenheit. Germination of golden flax seed takes about three to four weeks. The flowers start appearing during the second season of growing. The seeds and flowers can be separated during the following spring or fall season.

Essential fatty acids benefit the health in various ways. They play an important role in the functioning of the main components of the membranes of the body cells. They also form an important part of the myelin, which is the sheath that provides insulation to the nerves and certain brain tissues. This enhances impulse conduction between the brain and the rest of the body. Essential fatty acids produce prostaglandins which are similar to hormones and are helpful in maintaining the blood pressure and restricting inflammation. One of the most essential health benefits is the positive effect they have on cardiovascular functioning, by regulating cholesterol and triglyceride content in the blood.

answered by G M

Flaxseed oil is an extremely source of the omega 3 fatty acid, alpha-linolenic acid. This fatty acid is considered essential, meaning your body cannot make it but requires it and so must derive all of it from the diet.

It also has antifungal, antimicrobal and some have claimed that it has anti cancer effects.


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