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. Grinding these seeds into fine particles is what unlocks their nutritional benefits, as whole flaxseeds are so small they usually pass through the intestinal tract undigested. Therefore it is better to eat them grounded than as a whole.
- Nutritional Profile- Cold milled organic brown flax seed does not contain gluten. 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. Flaxseeds are the source of Vitamin B17. Each tablespoon of ground flaxseed contains about 1.8 grams of plant omega-3s. Also, one tablespoon contains 37 calories, 1.3g of protein, 2g of carbs and 1.9g of fiber. Flaxseed protein is rich in the amino acids arginine, aspartic acid, and glutamic acid. Most of the soluble fibre in flax seeds is mucilage, a thick, sticky substance.
- Health Benefits– Lignans in flaxseeds have the properties of antioxidants and they are a 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.It 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 with your favorite yogurt or smoothie, adding it as an egg substitute and with your favorite cereal, oatmeal etc.
For vegetarians and those that do not eat fish, flaxseeds are the best source of omega fats.
Once the product is opened, store the pouch in the fridge. Also,freeze the product to extend its shelf life.
Flaxseeds are a beneficial addition to the diet of people with diabetes due to their insoluble fiber content
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