All about Flaxseed's benefits
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All about Flaxseed's benefits

Benefits of flaxseeds are in abundance, let’s have a look.

All about Flaxseed's benefits

These shiny, nutty seeds have an earthy aroma and a lots of health benefiting properties. I first came across this wonder seed while reading up on hair health. Experts seem to agree that if you need some help with hair fall and want to grow your hair, there is nothing like a regular dose of flaxseeds. You don't need to load up on flaxseeds, a little dose is enough. Experts and nutritionists recommend a tablespoon of flaxseeds a day to meet your essential, daily nutritional requirement.

However, you need to be watchful of the way you consume flaxseeds. Flaxseeds are brown and come with a hard, crunchy covering. Flaxseeds, if not chewed properly, would render no benefit to your body, this is one of the biggest reasons why many like to soak it before consuming or simply have it in the ground or powdered form.

Neha Grover, a nutritionist from New Delhi, says, “Flaxseeds were known for its amazing health benefits, Now they have become a staple in the world of healthy eating due to their high omega-3 fatty acids and fibre content. Flaxseeds are also referred to as 'functional food', which means this food that can boost health. These tiny brown seeds are known to improve digestion, reduce risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer.”

The benefits of flaxseeds are in abundance, let’s have a look.

Rich in nutrients

Flaxseed are high in nutrients such as Vitamin B complex, manganese and magnesium. They also help in lowering cholesterol.

Helps in digestion

These seeds are full of fibre and hence act as a natural laxative. They can be consumed daily for proper digestion and improving bowel movement.


Flaxseed has high levels of lignans (a plant chemical with lots of health benefits) which help in defending against prostate & breast cancer.

Manages blood sugar

Flaxseed helps in insulin resistance and regulate blood sugar. The lignans present in flaxseed may help in preventing diabetes.

Good for losing weight

Flaxseed is low in carbohydrates, making it an ideal choice for people trying to limit their intake of sugar and starch. It’s also a boon for vegetarians as it is a good source of non-animal source of omega-3 fatty acids. It is often used as an egg substitute in bakeries to add body to the food.

Beneficial for female health issues

Flaxseed is especially beneficial for women. It’s known to help women’s fertility by improving their chances of conception. Flaxseeds also help in promoting normal ovulation and in restoring hormonal balance. It also protects postmenopausal women from the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Stay healthy and Fit