Flax is a plant that has been grown and used for more than 30,000 years. You’ve probably heard of stuff made from this natural material, but did you know that this plant is one of the most delicious foods in the world? They are flax seeds.
- Nutritional Profile– Flaxseed is the best source of omega 3 fatty acids in the world! Lignans have antioxidant properties and act as a phytoestrogen plant variant of estrogen. Flaxseed protein is rich in the amino acids arginine, aspartic acid and glutamic acid. They are a very good source of dietary fiber, vitamin B1 and and copper. They are also a good source of the minerals magnesium, phosphorus and selenium. Flaxseeds contain 534 calories per 100 grams.
- Health Benefits– Lignans in flaxseeds have the properties of antioxidants and they are major anti-cancer drug. Because of its mucous structure, it is excellent for improving the digestive system. This mucus in some way keeps the balance in the digestion – it allows for better discharge and prevents constipation. Fiber found in flaxseeds is good for your heart and blood vessels. Flaxseed protein helped improve immune function, lowered cholesterol, prevented tumors and had anti-fungal properties.
- Usage-Mixing it into your favorite yogurt or smoothie, adding it as an egg substitute and with your favorite cereal, oatmeal, incorporate it into breads, buns, muffins, garnish salads with them, use them to make home-made crackers.