Seeds are the starting point of new plants that provide our bodies with the needed nutrients, thus seeds are the best form of foods to obtain the many goodness of the plants, flaxseed is one of the most nutritious and healthy seeds you can eat, it has been used since ancient centuries due to its high content of fiber, vitamins and minerals, flaxseed is famous worldwide, listed below are five amazing beauty health benefits of flaxseed so read on.
1- Flaxseed is loaded with important nutrients and even used as a medicinal supplement for many reason, flaxseed is known for its ability to reduce the harmful cholesterol levels from the body, it increase the body’s temperature. Flaxseed must be eaten grounded, if eaten whole in its natural form it won’t be digested by the body. Grounded flaxseed if taken with water daily can improve the functioning of your digestive system and that is because it provide your body with its daily needed amount of fiber. When flaxseed are eaten toasted they taste yummy however the goodness in there are significantly reduced, so all those bread topped with delicious toasted flaxseeds are just for show, flaxseed need to be grounded in order to be able to obtain all the goodness in it, you can use flaxseed powder in your bread recipes mixing it with your regular flour.
2- The best gift flaxseed present to your body is the high level of omega-3 fatty acids, omega-3 fatty acids are particularly important for the brain functioning, so it is perfect for kids in schools, beside the brain functioning, omega-3 also aid weight loss, reduce the cholesterol levels, protect against heart diseases and grant beautiful skin, so if you are not a fan of eating fish or nuts, flaxseeds can be a perfect source to provide your body with omega-3 fatty acids.
3- One of the important components of flaxseed is alpha lineoic acids which are important to protect the body from inflammatory diseases such as arthritis, asthma, heart ailments, diabetes and even many forms of cancers but specifically colon cancer, if eaten accompanied with fish and walnuts, flaxseeds can be of miraculous help for your body.
4- The high levels of fiber in grounded flaxseeds is another gift, fibers help to curb your hunger which make you need less food and in turn lose weight, it is also very helpful for those suffering from diabetes as it help to regulate the blood sugar for long times, fiber also help to protect from constipation and help the body to get rid of sticky waste in the intestines, that’s beside its ability to reduce cholesterol.
5- The antioxidants and phytochemicals present in flaxseed is perfect to slow down aging signs, flaxseed contain substances called ligans which are worked in the stomach and converted to make substances that help to balance the female sex hormones, this promote fertility, prevent ovarian and breast cancer and prevent premenopausal symptoms.