This writeup provides an insight into the health benefits of flaxseed and also its side effects.
Flax is a crop with blue flowers mainly grown for flaxseeds, linseed, flaxseed, linen and paper. These are smooth and shiny seeds with amber or reddish brown color. They are available in whole as well as grounded. Grounded seeds have more nutrient absorption with nutty, sweet and warm flavor. Flaxseed oil is used for seasoning after the food is cooked but it is perishable. It is rich in omega- 3 essential fatty acids, manganese, fiber, vitamin, copper and phosphorus.
- They are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which prevents and reduces blood clotting which combats heart diseases, diabetes and cancers.
- High in fibers, which reduce, the cholesterol level in the body.
- Gives strength and shine to hair, skin and nails.
- It decreases the risk of asthma, headache and arthritis due to its anti ? inflammatory agents.
- It is good for bones and joints.
- It makes the cell membranes flexible, which prevents constipation.
- It is helpful in curing migraine headaches.
- Researches have shown that it is protects form breast cancer and other menstrual problems.
- It is used as a bakery product and used in a variety of dishes.
- Some people feel nauseous.
- Eating it in more quantity can lead to diarrhea.
- Others may be allergic to it.