Flax seed has been popping up out of nowhere lately. Why you might ask?. Well because of its many health benefits.
The first time you see flax seeds you were probably, like “ok, they look like sesame seeds, who are you trying to fool?.” They may look like sesame seeds, but boy do they pack in a lot of nutrition. Flax seeds may come in different colors, but the colors don’t anything to do with the value of their nutrition. They are all equally beneficial to you.
Flax seeds are basically available everywhere. You can purchase then at a health food store to a place were you buy natural foods sold in bulk. You can either buy the seeds just like that, or you can buy the flax supplements in pill form. Whatever you fell more comfortable with.
But now let’s talk about the nutritional values of flax seed. They are the best source for Omega 3 fatty acids, which is great for the brain and concentration. Adding flax seeds to your diet can increase your ability to concentrate better and think faster.
Some of the nutrients we get from flax seeds are fiber, protein and vitamins and minerals.
The fiber in the flax seeds can help stabilize your blood sugar levels. The seeds are a great source for protein, for every 100 grams of the flax seeds you can get about 25030 grams of protein. Flax seeds contain vitamin E and B. The seeds are also rich in zinc, iron, copper, magnesium, nickel, calcium and many other essential minerals.
There are many benefits to adding flax seeds to your diet. Well for instance they can get rid of your constipation problem. The seeds are like an astringent and kind of have a laxative action. You might be surprised, but flax seeds can also help with your acne problems. The presence of fatty acids in the seeds helps to control the production of androgens, which causes acne.
There are also many ways of consuming the seeds. You can simply just chew them. You can grind the seeds to make a power. You can then mix the powder in juice, cereal or a non-dairy smoothie. If you want you can also sprinkle the powder over a salad.
But you should be drinking a lot of water after consuming the seeds. And be sure to eat just the right amounts. No more then 3 tablespoons twice a day, if you exceed that by large amounts it can cause a toxic effect. So be careful.