Flaxseeds have a warm, deliciously nutty flavor that can compliment many foods ranging from baked goods and smoothies to roasted vegetables. Flaxseeds are slightly larger than sesame seeds and range in color from reddish brown to dark orange, depending on the variety.
Flaxseeds are available whole, crushed, or in the form of oil. These versatile seeds are considered an all-star food because they contain omega-3 fatty acids, soluble fiber and lignins, which all have beneficial health effects.
Eating two to five tablespoons of ground flaxseed per day, has been associated with reductions in total and LDL cholesterol, especially for people with high cholesterol.
Flaxseed Nutrition Facts
When you look at the nutritional benefits of flax seeds, there are many things that will catch your attention.
A 1 ounce (3 tbsp) serving of flaxseeds contains:
Omega-3 (ALA) 6,338mg
Vitamin B1 31% RDA
Manganese 35% RDA
Magnesium 30% RDA
Phosphorus 19% RDA
Selenium 10% RDA
Also, flaxseeds contain a good amount of vitamin B6, Iron, potassium, copper and zinc.
Lemon Flaxseed Drink
1 cup hot water
1 tsp ground flaxseed
Mix thoroughly. Drink and enjoy.
7 Other Health benefits of flaxseed drink
1.Flax seeds health benefits include their use in treating and fighting lyme disease, systemic lupus erythematosus, arrhythmia, multiple sclerosis, preterm labor, ulcers, etc.
2.The flax seeds can reduce the risk of colon cancer, skin cancer and endometrial cancer, as Omega 3 from flax seeds kill certain cancer cells without any effect on the normal cells and this can be therefore called the most important flax seed benefit.
3.Flax seed oil helps reduce the inflammation due to lupus, gout and kidney dysfunction. Flax seed oil offers an anti aging effect and it helps in healing sprains and bruises too.
4.Flax seed benefits include boosting of circulatory system, nervous system and reproductive system too.
5.Flax seeds strengthen the immune system by reducing nerve damage and by triggering nerve impulses.
6.Flax seed health benefits also include nourishing dry skin, reducing acne, psoriasis, sunburn, rosacea and for eczema treatment.
7.Flax seeds minimize the risk of heart attack, stroke and cardiovascular diseases.
Sources and reference: