Flax Seed Uses

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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Statistics

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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)
  • Furthermore, according to a large review that looked at data from 11 studies, taking flax seeds daily for more than three months lowered blood pressure by 2 mmHg (healthline.com)
  • "Lignans in flaxseed have been shown to reduce atherosclerotic plaque buildup by up to 75%," Fitzpatrick says. (webmd.com)
  • The intensity of their hot flashes also dropped by 57%. (webmd.com)
  • 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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