Sunday, 25 August 2013

Flax Seeds| Lin seeds |alshi |health benefits of flax seeds - alsi

It may be tiny, but it’s mighty: The flax seed carries one of the biggest nutrient payloads on the planet.
 And while it’s not technically a grain, it has a similar vitamin and mineral profile to grains, while the amount of fiber, antioxidants, and Omega-3 fatty acids in flax leaves grains in the dust.
Flax (also known as common flax or linseed) (binomial name: Linum usitatissimum) is a member of the genus Linum in the family Linaceae. It is a food and fibre crop that is grown in cooler regions of the world.

Flaxseed also called 'Tisi' or 'Alsi' in northern India.flax seeds are also known as alseer in hindi & alshi in marathi

That's because they're so good for you, but do you know why? Check out the reasons you should be eating flaxseeds (if you're not already).

FLAX SEEDS are so good for you, but do you know why?

 Check out the reasons you should be eating flaxseeds (if you're not already).

1.Yes, flax seed is high in most of the B vitamins, magnesium, and manganese
2.Flax Seed is Rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Omega-3 fatty acids are a key force against inflammation in our bodies.
Mounting evidence shows that inflammation plays a part in many chronic diseases including heart disease, arthritis, asthma, diabetes, and even some cancers.
 This inflammation is enhanced by having too little Omega-3 intake (such as in fish, flax, and walnuts), especially in relation to Omega-6 fatty acid intake (in oils such as soy and corn oil).
3.Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) is one kind of omega-3s that is found in flaxseeds, and this fat helps promote bone health.
4 Flax Seed is High in Fiber: You’d be hard-pressed to find a food higher in fiber -- both soluble and insoluble -- than flax. This fiber is probably mainly responsible for the cholesterol-lowering effects of flax.
 Fiber in the diet also helps stabilize blood sugar, and, of course, promotes proper functioning of the intestines.
5.Flax Seed is High in Phytochemicals: Flax seed is high in phytochemicals, including many antioxidants.
 It is perhaps our best source of lignans, which convert in our intestines to substances that tend to balance female hormones.
6. There is evidence that lignans may promote fertility, reduce peri-menopausal symptoms, and possibly help prevent breast cancer. In addition, lignans may help prevent Type 2 diabetes.

Few ways to include flax seeds in your diet
 •Sprinkle seeds or ground flaxseed on your cereal, oatmeal, yogurt, salad, or sandwiches.
 •Add flaxseeds or ground flaxseed to pancakes, waffles, smoothie too.
•Use ground flaxseed as an egg substitute in baked goods. Just mix one teaspoon of ground flaxseed and 1/4 cup of water for every egg to be replaced.
 •Look for products that have added flax such as cereals, bread, and crackers.


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