Flax seedsFlaxseed is one of the oldest cultivations in the world. Contains fibers, omega-3, omega-6, calcium and vitamin C, it is low in sodium and does not contain gluten. Flaxseed is indicated in diet to lose fat and belongs to the super food family.
It is a diet low in carbohydrates and is an excellent choice for those who suffer from diabetes or in general for people who need to limit the amount of sugar in their diet. Sesame comes second in the content of lignans and contains 1/7 of lignans of flaxseed.
In the Mediterranean diet, several recipes rich in omega-3 fatty acids, add flaxseed.
Flaxseed contains a high content of fibers and it is preferred to drink water daily to achieve better absorption by the body.
Properties: Flaxseed helps in cholesterol, as it is a food with a low cholesterol content and sodium and is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, particularly alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), magnesium, phosphorus, copper, manganese, fiber, and vitamin B6.
Rich in phytonutrients called lignans, one of the major classes of phytoestrogens providing antioxidant protection. Lignans are studied for potential use in the prevention of cancer, particularly breast cancer and help prevent type 2 diabetes, enhance fertility and reduce symptoms of proemminopafsis.
Applications: Flaxseeds can be used to create baked products such as cookies, cakes, breads wholegrain, pretzels etc.
Tips for daily flaxseed consumption and a healthy diet!
Add flaxseed to your cereal or oatmeal at breakfast.
Add a teaspoon of ground flaxseed mustard or mayonnaise to coat sandwich in one meal.
Mix linseed juice or smoothies.
Sprinkle on salads or soups.
Mix one tablespoon of ground flaxseed on your yogurt.
Add flaxseed in tomato sauces or casseroles.
Add flaxseed in meatballs or meatrolls.