Top Health Benefits of Flax seeds

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If I had to speak about the flaxseed’s health benefits in just one sentence, I would say:

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The wearable form of flax plant, linen, is greatly healthy for the outside, aka the skin, and its seeds are greatly healthy for the inside.

Health benefits of flax seeds

Nutrients

They’re really nutrient-dense more than the nuts.

  • It has a good spectrum of vitamins (B1, B2 and B6)
  • fiber
  • protein
  • minerals like magnesium and copper
  • omega-3 in the form of alpha-linolenic acid (ACA)
  • and lignans( good for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits)

Health benefits

Studies proved that consuming flax seeds regularly

  • Helps in reducing LDL cholesterol and cancer risk
  • Assists the blood pressure regulation
  • Facilitates weight loss thanks to its belly filling and low-carb fiber dose.
  • Feeds the good gut bacteria, enabling them to thrive, while beating back any opportunistic bacterial invaders. Those fortified good gut bacteria will strengthen your immunity and keep your digestive system humming.
  • Ensures the natural omega-3 intake especially for people living far from coastal cities, aka far from fresh fish.

How to consume it

Internally

If you’re going to consume flaxseed for the first time in your life, you’ll notice that it hasn’t any specific flavor. I love its neutrality as it means I can add it to any meal I want!

The only rule here is to grind them at they’re not digestible in their full form.

  • First, be sure to buy organic flax seeds, non GMO certified, and with non-due use-by date. Choose the whole seeds over the packaged ground flax seeds.
  • Use your food-processor or coffee-bean grinder to grind a batch of the flax seeds.
  • Put the flax seeds powder in a glass jar, seal tightly and store in the fridge.
  • Use within a few days. Otherwise it will change the taste and smell, then you’ll have to toss it.

My favorite way to consume the flax seeds powder is to sprinkle it on salads, smoothies, yogurt, or egg dishes along with cumin. You can also add it to soups and sauces, fruits slices,..

If you’re vegan or simply you can’t eat egg for any reason, then this bonus also is for you:a good alternative for eggs in cakes: simply mix two tbsp of flax seeds powder with some water, give it some time till it thickens a little and looks like mixed eggs and use it instead. easy and healthy!

If you don’t have any big digestive problems, start by now adding this precious nature’s gift to your meals little by little. Make sure to drink more water.

Externally

As many other oils, flaxseed’s oil is very beneficial for the skin ‘s health, as it eliminates acne breakouts and soothing the irritated and dry skin by moisture and hydration . It is good also as a natural make-up remover. Your hair and scalp also will love it as it relieves itching andΒ  dandruff if applied to the scalp or added to your favorite conditioner.

Did you use it? is it already one of your kitchen must haves?Tell me in a comment how was your experience and what’s your favorite flaxseed use.

 

 

 

 

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19 thoughts on “Top Health Benefits of Flax seeds

  1. Very interesting to know! Next time I make a recipe with Flaxseed i’ll for sure reference your overview with health benefits, I always love to mention these little facts!

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    • fmokhliss@gmail.com says:

      Please do, Tine! Thank you

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  2. aoifemariabrown says:

    Thanks..I didn’t know about the benefits to gut flora from flax seed. I will be trying to add them in to my autoimmune protocol diet. Also as an egg replacement..looking forward to trying that.

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    • fmokhliss@gmail.com says:

      Let us know how it ended up. Thanks

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  3. imsimplyadad says:

    What would you say about the easy oxidation of flax seeds & flax products: oil, meal… I’ve steered away from both flax & chia for this reason.

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    • fmokhliss@gmail.com says:

      Yes they have to be used while still fresh. Ground just the bunch you’ll eat and keep them always in glass jars away from humidity. I perefer to buy just a little to make sure they are always fresh.

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      • imsimplyadad says:

        How can we be sure what we buy is fresh and not sitting in a warehouse or silo for a long time? Do you have reliable or a fav brand?

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        • fmokhliss@gmail.com says:

          If it’s not fresh you’ll notice an off smell and a rancid flavor. I buy flax seeds from local farmers, but you can check this page to know how to choose where to buy from: http://www.wikihow.com/Buy-Flax-Seed. After some search I would recommend this brand http://amzn.to/2n0xi2I

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  4. leapaligutan says:

    Great post! I like them grounded on top of my cream cheese toast and in my caffelatte πŸ™‚

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    • fmokhliss@gmail.com says:

      Great ideas! Thanks Lea

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  5. emily says:

    Love flaxseeds! I eat them everyday.

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    • fmokhliss@gmail.com says:

      they’re good for your health, still everything needs moderation. Make sure to drink enough water. Good health to you Emily!

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  6. thehealthfulideas says:

    This was so thorough! Honestly, I never really like the taste of flax seeds but I love using them as an egg substitute for vegan baking!

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    • fmokhliss@gmail.com says:

      If they’re fresh they taste neutral. Let us know about your next vegan cake πŸ˜‰

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  7. Thanks for all the info! I’ve slowly been buying flax seeds because i’ve heard they’re good for me but never knew anything else. Definitely adding them to my smoothies from now on!

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    • fmokhliss@gmail.com says:

      To your health Leanna

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  8. Grinding it up in the coffee grinder, what an awesome idea!

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    • fmokhliss@gmail.com says:

      easy and simple πŸ™‚

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  9. this is pretty informative! I didnt know about all these benefits

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