Flaxseeds are teensy tiny nutritional powerhouses. They’re absolutely packed with fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins, antioxidants, and cancer-fighting lignans.
Flax seeds may help fight heart disease by lowering blood pressure, regulating blood cholesterol, and increasing your levels of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
Flax seeds may also improve digestion by relieving diarrhea and constipation. They may also reduce fasting blood sugar in people with diabetes and lower your risk of several cancers.
Patients with hypothyroidism are cautioned to limit their intake. Flaxseeds contain cyanogen, which is a chemical compound that is very toxic when consumed in large amounts.
Tips for daily flaxseed consumption for a healthy diet!
• Breakfast: yogurt, honey, cinnamon, oats, fruit, flaxseed, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds
• Warm water, lemon, ground flaxseed for detoxification and skin
• Kefir and flaxseed for proper functioning of the gastrointestinal tract
• Flaxseed flour for making cakes, bread, cookies, muffins, pan cakes etc.
Stella Sideratou, Dietitian – Nutritionist, Physiotherapist, Reflegologist, Pilates Trainer