Flax Seed benefits in daily life?
why flax seed is important in daily life?
This piece is about Flax Seed but I want to start by talking about your daily bowel movement.
Flax the wonder Seed. This may be a subject that you never give a thought to, which is how it should be in a normal healthy person but for anyone who has ever suffered from constipation or hemorrhoids; it can be the only thing on your mind for the entire day. You can become anally fixated! It becomes impossible to think about anything else but Flax seed can help you out. Constipation can lead to a myriad of other problems, some of which are serious. So you dash off to the pharmacy to buy some medicine for this horrible discomfort where you will be able to choose from at least 70 different products, some of which will be effective and some that will not. Fear Not! Help is at hand!
“Prevention is better than cure” as the old folks still say and the preventative for this particular discomfort comes in the form of a shiny little brown seed. This will also fix the problem within a couple of days and you don’t even need to go to the pharmacy
Flaxseeds are high in fiber, with 4 grams of fiber per 2 tablespoons of whole or ground flaxseeds. The soluble fiber in flaxseeds helps slow down the emptying of the stomach into the small intestine, increasing the absorption of nutrients. This type of fiber also decreases risk of cardiovascular disease by increasing the amount of HDL, the ‘good’ type of cholesterol.
So there you have it! For a regular smooth movement every day just include 2 teaspoons of Flax Seed into your food. Prior to use, grind the seeds for a few seconds otherwise the unbroken seeds will pass straight through without giving you any benefit.
Not only that! Flaxseeds contain high amounts of the Omega-3 fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which our body converts into EPA and DHA, the Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil. ALA may have some of the same benefits as fish oil in reducing inflammation that is a factor in several types of chronic disease including cardiovascular disease and arthritis.
This is very important for vegetarians and vegans who have limited access to Omega-3 fatty acid because vegetables do not have any.
Simple ways to add 1-2 tablespoons of ground flaxseeds to your foods each day:
- Sprinkle on cold or hot cereal
- Stir into yogurt
- Add to the dry ingredients in muffins and bread
- Mix into casseroles
- Add to smoothies or fruit/vegetable juice blends
- Stir into thick soups like lentil soup or chili
- Mix into salad dressings or sprinkle on vegetables
If you are not a regular consumer of Flax Seeds do yourself an enormous favor and start today.More to Follow from Saladbaba.