Amazing Health Benefits of Flax-Seed
Here are some Amazing Health Benefits of Flax-Seed:
Powerhouse of anti-oxidants
A free radical is a highly energetic, unstable molecule which when coming in contact with DNA can lead to damage to the genes and lead to DNA mutations which can ultimately lead to cancer, aging, and other hazardous consequences.
In order to slow down this process, antioxidants come into play. They can stop the oxidation process; antioxidants are important for the body.
Flaxseeds are a rich source of anti-oxidants which are very beneficial for the human body In order to function appropriately.
Good for heart health
Flaxseeds are rich in MUFA (monounsaturated fatty acids) and PUFA (polyunsaturated fatty acids) which are essential fatty acids. These are vital for the proper functioning of the heart and brain. Also, it increases the HDL (high-density lipoproteins) also good cholesterol levels in the body. It tends to reduce the LDL levels which ultimately decreases the chances of stroke, heart attack, and other cardiovascular diseases
Good for diabetic patients
Flaxseeds contain a high amount of fiber which helps to regulate blood sugar levels, as it doesn’t allow the blood sugar level to elevate and regulate it. Therefore if you are diabetic, you can surely add flaxseed to your diet. Also due to its high fiber content, it is healthy for the gut. It prevents constipation and helps you in proper bowel movement.
Good for mental health
Majority of our brain is made up of fats. So in order to make it healthy, we have to feed healthy fats to our brain as it is the most powerful muscle(it’s an organ of course) of our body. Now flaxseeds are the power house of healthy fats called omega 3. Omega 3 fats are generally found in animal-based food (fish) but flaxseed is an exception. It is a plant-based source of omega 3 fat, and moreover 1 tbsp. of grouted flaxseed contain about 1.5 gm. of omega 3 which is more than omega 3 fats in fish oil pills(1pill contain about 1gm. of omega 3 fats). So adding flaxseed in your diet will be healthy for your brain and heart