How do I use flax seeds?
You may eat them whole or grind into flour for baking. I recommend that you grind them into flour before using them because it makes them easier to digest. If you are going to bake with ground flaxseeds, make sure they have been preground so that there aren’t any large pieces left over from grinding. You can use a coffee grinder to grind flaxseeds into flour.
You can also add flax meal to smoothies, oatmeal, yogurt, salads, soups, stir fries, casseroles, baked goods, etc. It will thicken up sauces and dressings as well.
Is ground flax the same as flaxseed?
No! Flax is a plant while flaxseed is made by processing the entire flax plant. Ground flax has had its hulls removed which means that some of the nutrients in the original seed were lost during this process. You should always buy raw flaxseed rather than processed flaxmeal.
What can you put ground flax seed in?
The most ideal way of eating ground flaxseed is with ground dates. You can buy flaxseed laddu from Sampoorna Ahara which comes enriched with Vitamin B12.
Health Benefits Of Flaxseeds
The potential health benefits of flax are many, but here we will discuss some of them:
1) can be used as a source of protein
2) rich in dietary fibers which helps digestion
3) has antioxidant properties that help prevent free radical damage
4) provides essential minerals like iron, zinc, calcium etc.
5) improves the immune system by increasing white blood cells count in your body
6) lowers cholesterol levels
7) reduces inflammation
8) prevents cancerous tumors from forming
9) protects against heart disease
10) increases energy level
11) promotes healthy skin
12) strengthens bones
13) great as a part of weight loss diet
14) boosts libido
15) treats constipation
16) relieves menstrual cramps
17) makes hair shiny and strong
18) gives relief from arthritis pain
19) cures insomnia
20) keeps teeth clean
21) acts as a diabetes diet
22) fights depression
23) heals wounds faster than any other oil or cream
24) soothes sunburns
25) moisturizes dry scalp
26) controls blood sugar levels
27) prevents cardiovascular diseases
28) relieves hot flashes
29) aids in metabolic syndrome
30) reduces risk of prostate cancer for older men
31) reduces risk of breast cancer in women
32) helps in various types of cancer
33) controls blood pressure
34) helps to clear clog in blood vessels
35) reduces insulin restitivity
36) helps to potentially reverse insulin resistance
37) reduces risk of heart disease
38) great source of lignans
Does Flaxseed give you omega-3?
Flax seed is a rich source of Omega 3 fatty acids. The most common form is alpha linolenic acid. ALA can be converted to eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid.
Omega-3 essential fatty acids are an essential nutrient that helps the body produce hormones, regulate blood clotting, maintain healthy skin and hair, keep your eyes clear, build strong bones, prevent heart disease, lower cholesterol levels, reduce inflammation in joints, improve mental health, help with weight loss, and more! Flaxseed is the top of the list on health foods.
Which seeds are rich in omega-3?
Sesame Seeds: Sesamum Indicum
Pumpkin Seeds: Cucurbita Pepo L.
Sunflower Seeds: Helianthus Annuus L.
Chia Seeds: Salvia hispanica L.
Hemp Seeds: Cannabis Sativa L.
How much flaxseed should I eat per day?
The recommended daily intake for adults is 2 tablespoons or 1 tablespoon. This may vary depending on age, gender, activity level, medical condition, etc. Talk to your doctor about how much flaxseed you need each day based on these factors.
What if my stomach doesn't like it?
If you have any digestive issues such as diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, gas, bloating, constipation, indigestion, reflux, ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's Disease, colitis, diverticulosis, gastritis, gallbladder problems, liver damage, pancreatitis, peptic ulcer, or other gastrointestinal conditions, talk to your healthcare provider before using flaxseed products.
Is flaxseed good for females?
Yes, but only when used correctly. Women who are on medication must first consult your doctor before consuming flaxseed because they could increase their risk of developing certain complications. If you're taking oral contraceptive medication, ask your physician first.
Can I drink alcohol while eating flaxseed?
No. Alcohol will decrease absorption of nutrients from foods including flaxseed. It also increases the likelihood of having adverse reactions to flaxseed.
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- Vitamin B1: 8% of the RDI Vitamin B6: 2% of the RDI Folate: 2% of the RDI Calcium: 2% of the RDI Iron: 2% of the RDI Magnesium: 7% of the RDI Phosphorus: 4% of the RDI Potassium: 2% of the RDI (healthline.com)
- Just one tablespoon of whole flax seeds contains 3 grams of fiber , which is 8–12% of the daily recommended intake for men and women, respectively ( What's more, flax seeds contain two types of dietary fiber soluble (20–40%) and insoluble (60–80%). (healthline.com)
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- But 1 to 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed a day is currently the suggested dose, according to the Flax Council of Canada. (webmd.com)
- Nutritional profile per serving two tablespoons of ground flax seed a day will provide about 20 percent to 25 percent of your fiber needs. (jessicagavin.com)
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