When it comes to nutrition and health, one needs to include super foods that are not only going to help them achieve their desired weight but also get other health benefits like prevention of diseases and boosting your immune system. Flax seed is one such food that you should start including in your diet. They come in brown, yellow and golden colors.
They can be consumed either in oil, supplement or natural forms. In the supermarkets, you can find them in foods such as crackers, oatmeal and waffles. You can also buy them and add them in foods such as cup cakes, cookies and break among others.
Before flax seeds were just that, flax seeds not until in 3000BC in Babylon where one king believed that the seed had high nutritional values that he went ahead to command his servants to consume it too. Thanks to him, the rest of the world is now aware of the benefits this seed brings to the body.
Flax seeds are best known for their fiber Lignan and omega 3 nutrients but they also contain more nutrients. The consumption of this fruit has been on the rise prompting the elevation of its cultivation in many parts of the world.
If you were to consume 3 table spoons of flax seeds daily, your body would gain the following:-
· 6,338mg Omega 3 ALA.
· 8g Fiber.
· 6g Protein.
· 31% RDA Vitamin B1.
· 35% RDA Manganese.
· 30% RDA Magnesium.
· 19% RDA Phosphorus.
· 10% RDA Selenium.
You can clearly see why you need to start consuming these super foods if you have not started. The list does not stop there. Flax seeds also contain other extra nutrients like Vitamin B6, Iron, Zinc and potassium and many more.
These unique seeds have so many health benefits compared to other seeds out there. If consumed, they have many health benefits. Have a look:-
Regular consumption of flax seeds can help protect your body from common types of cancer like prostrate, colon and breast cancer. Heading to the beach? Consume some flax seeds prior that day and protect your skin from skin cancer and tanning.
Aids in weight loss.
If you are looking for a food that will keep you full for some time before thinking of munching, think flax seeds. In the morning as you wake up, include some flax seeds in any form and you’ll enjoy the outcome. Carry some cupcakes or bread with flax seeds if you like to snack from time to time.
High cholesterol levels in the body causes weight gain leading to obesity. That is why nutritionists’ advice is that people should consume foods low in cholesterol levels. Consuming flax seeds helps lower cholesterol in the body by trapping fat so it’s not absorbed in the body by over 6%.
If you are suffering from diabetes, you can improve your condition by daily intake of flax seeds. As you already know, diabetes comes about when the body is unable to produce enough insulin which is needed by the body to control the body’s sugar levels. When the levels are too high or too low, it becomes difficult to even loss weight. This is where flax seeds come in. It aids in boosting sugar levels in the blood stream thus controlling diabetic cases.
High in antioxidants.
If you frequently suffer from colds and flu, you need to start consuming these seeds and you will notice a big change. The Lignans in these seeds aid in flashing out all toxins in the body thus improving your immune system.
If consumed in the right amounts, Flax seeds can play a big role in improving your digestive system. You no longer have to worry about frequent inflammations when you consume them. It also reduces constipation. The fiber in them will help wash off waste in the body.
Flax seeds are indeed a super food. As stated above, you can take it in whatever form you prefer. Nutritionists advice that you should take plenty of water when taking them to enable your digestive system adjust well to them otherwise, you’ll get constipated.
If you are just starting out, 5g taken in different intervals throughout the day will do the trick. It is not yet clear if this research is valid or not but health experts say that flax seed is better consumed in its natural form than in oil form if you want to get all the health benefits. Either way, you definitely need it in your daily diet.
Viacore Nutrition now offers Flax Seeds in our supplements we help create for you. If your interested in adding Flax Seeds to your next supplement contact us today. We’d love to help you create and custom formate your own line of healthy supplements.
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