Tiny in size, mighty in benefits. That is exactly what “superfood” flax seeds are. When the journey of my healthy eating started, I looked for zero-calorie recipes, and one of the ingredient that was consistent in every meal plan was this powerhouse of goodness called flax seeds. A seed that has the power to give you immense beauty and health benefits. These tiny grains have tons of benefits in store for you! They are low in carbs, high in nutrition and are useful in a lot of recipes. Cultivated in china and Egypt, these seeds plays a significant role in Ayurveda medicines for thousands of years.
Reasons why you should be using flaxseeds:
1. Aids in Weight Loss
Just a teaspoon in your overnight oats and you are good to go without hours eating anything. Flax are rich in dietary fiber, which means it takes longer for your body to digest, thence keeping you fuller for more lengths of time! Add them in your cookies, muffins, or bread and enjoy its health benefits
2. Say Goodbye to Dull and Damaged Skin
Flax seeds are rich in omega 3 fatty acids that helps in rejuvenating your skin tone and making it look healthy and nourished and moisturized. The effect of flax seed avoid many skin issues like acne (a serious concern in teenage years) psoriasis, eczema and signs of aging.
3. Lowers Cholesterol
Want a healthy heart? Incorporate flaxseeds into your diet. Flax seeds help heal arteries and blood circulation which leads to a decrease in an elevated level of cholesterol as well as reduced risks of heart disease
4. Prevents Cancer
The antioxidants found in flax seeds have a reputation for fighting free radicals states. These free radicals can prevent or slow “oxidative damage”. This can lead to a variety of cancers, such as breast and skin cancer.
5. Fights Menopausal Symptoms
Flax is a phytoestrogen that acts as a natural hormone therapy and stabilizes hormone levels, lessening the symptoms of menopause.
It’s a catch all superfood that are packed with immense health benefits. As a versatile food ingredient, flax seed oil can be drizzled on your favorite salad, mix them in your smoothie, add them in your meat patties, fuse it in your yogurt, and reap the maximum benefits out of these powerhouse of goodness.