Derived from the "flax" plant, flaxseed is one of the oldest cultures 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 diets to lose fat and belongs into the superfood group.
It is a seed low in carbohydrates and it is also an excellent choice for diabetics and those who have 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.
The Mediterranean diet, several recipes rich in omega-3 fatty acids, add flaxseed.
Flaxseed contains a high level of fibers and it is preferred to take care of our daily diet in water consumption to achieve better absorption by the body.
Flaxseed helps 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.
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Tips for daily flaxseed consumption for a healthy diet!
~ Add flaxseed to your cereal or oatmeal at breakfast.
~ Add a teaspoon of ground flaxseed in mustard or mayonnaise.
~ Spread on sandwiches in a lunch.
~ A mixture of linseed juice or smoothies.
~ Sprinkle on salads or soups.
~ Mix one tablespoon of ground flaxseed into your yogurt.
~ Add flax in tomato sauces or casseroles.
~ Add flaxseed to meatballs or meat roll.