Flax Seeds Benefits- Best Omega 3 Source for Vegetarians

Before we talk about flax seeds benefits.First of all,  we have a look what is flaxseed.Flax seeds are  also called Linseeds. The seeds come from the flax and one of the oldest fiber crop in the world. Probably Flax seed is the rich source of omega 3 fatty acid. Omega 3 fatty acid is also important for maintaining the brain and body health. The main source of omega 3 fatty acid is same as fish. But for the vegetarian a big question from where to get omega 3 fatty acid. The best alternative for omega 3 fatty acid is flaxseeds. Flaxseeds are also a  rich source of vitamins & minerals, both soluble & insoluble fibers.
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Flax Seeds Benefits

  • First Improve blood sugar level.
  • Second Normalize and regulate cholesterol level.
  • Also, Helps to reduce weight and Digestion.
  • Next Reduce hypertension and depression.
  • Moreover Prevent  from cancer and radiation.
  • Finally, Helps in brain development & function. 


Flax Seeds Benefits

 

Comparison Between Flaxseeds and Salmon
Food
Serving size
Cal
Amount(g)
Nutrient Density
World’s Healthier Food Rating
Flaxseeds
2 TBS
74.8
3.19
32
Excellent
Salmon
8 TBS
150.7
1.32
6.3
Very good

One Tablespoon of Flaxseeds contains:

  • 1.8 gram of omega 3 fatty acid.
  • 1.6-gram protein.
  • 2.8 gram of carbohydrate.
  • 2.5 to 8 gram of fiber.
  • 3 milligram of sodium.
  • 35-40 calories.

Daily Recommended Quantity

 First of all start with 1/2 Tablespoon a day and after 1 week you can go up to 1 tablespoon a day.
While we need 25-30 grams fibers a day and most people are eating only 11 grams.Due to this body doesn’t get proper nutrition. Therefore, I really encourage people to take flax seeds for 3 weeks.
Especially gives time to your body to see benefits of flaxseeds and ones you do it  become easier to continue to make a part of your daily life.
Side-effects
1-Diabetes- There are some of the evidence that flax seeds can lower the Blood Sugar Level and might increase the blood sugar lowering effects of some medicines used for diabetes.
2-Bleeding Disorder-Flax seeds probably slow clotting.The concerned that it could increase the risk of bleeding in people with the bleeding disorder.Don’t use if you have the bleeding disorder.
3-Avoiding using during pregnancy.

 

Post Author: Sonali Sharma

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