Flax Seeds (200g)
Flax, also known as common flax or linseed, is a member of the genus Linum in the family Linaceae. It is a food and fiber crop cultivated in cooler regions of the world. Textiles made from flax are known in Western countries as linen, and traditionally used for bed sheets, underclothes, and table linen.
Flax Seeds Are High in Omega-3 Fats They are a rich source of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), a mostly plant-based omega-3 fatty acid ( 2 ). ALA is one of the two essential fatty acids that you have to obtain from the food you eat, as your body doesn't produce them.
Flax seeds are safe for most people when consumed in moderate amounts. It should not be consumed raw or unripe flax seeds. Not only will they cause indigestion, they may also contain toxic compounds.
- Can lower unhealthy cholesterol (LDL) and and balance blood sugar levels.
- Help reduce menopausal symptoms and can also help tackling irregular periods and menstruation-linked discomfort.
- Can be used as a dietary supplement to prevent constipation, diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, cancer, and several other conditions.
How to eat it?
- Adding them to water and drinking it as part of your daily fluid intake.
- Drizzling flaxseed oil as a dressing on salad.
- Sprinkling ground flax seeds over your hot or cold breakfast cereal.
- Mixing them into your favorite yogurt.
- Adding them into cookie, muffin, bread or other batters.
How much to eat per day?
A typical serving size of flaxseeds is two tablespoons. Overconsuming flaxseeds can cause digestive discomfort.