The Flaxseed is the seed of the flax plant. It is sometimes thought that flax seeds, seeds of golden flax and flax seeds are different, but we are talking the same food.
As you have seen in several of the juice diet to prepare, I have either used or chia seeds or While flax seed. From the first I have already discussed in previous post, so today it’s up to flax seeds.
Benefits of flaxseed
Despite its diminutive size, flax seeds hidden inside large estates. Including its high intake of fiber, omega-3 and lignans, antioxidants with anti-cancer, particularly breast cancer. These 3 elements make flaxseed a food of high nutritional value and a very good complement both to be healthier and to lose weight.
One of the secrets of flax seed is its satiating power. By containing a large amount of dietary fiber, it manages to keep the feeling of fullness for longer and not surprisingly ended up eating less food after day.
On the other hand, that same fiber prevents constipation, facilitating intestinal transit, something very beneficial especially when we are of those people who always swollen like a balloon feel.
The fiber besides being a great ally when it comes to losing weight, it is very necessary for our health because it helps us to prevent various diseases (cancer colon cancer, diabetes, gastritis, hemorrhoids, hypertension, high cholesterol and triglycerides, … etc.)
That if you avoid eating more than 40g of flaxseed a day. An excess of this cereal, can be problematic. With excess fiber, can generate a cud to obstruct the intestines and cause intestinal obstruction. This is why they always recommend not exceed linen 20-30g a day and especially consume with plenty of fluids.
That’s why I add flax seeds directly into the green juice, so I fix two problems in one time. On the one hand I mix it with a liquid, which is recommended, and on the other hand, when using the blender to prepare the juice, we also break the seeds, essential to assimilate both omega-3 and lignans (antioxidants) step.
Flax seeds rich in omega-3
The second major benefit of flax seed is its richness in omega-3. In fact, it is one of the richest in this type of food polyunsaturated fatty acids (omega-3).
In pharmacies, health food stores and herbalists the sale Flaxseed oil is another option to align salads or add to other foods if you do not want to buy the whole grain.
The omega-3 helps regulate our cholesterol levels, especially the “bad” cholesterol (LDL) by increasing levels of healthy cholesterol or “good” (HDL). In addition various studies agree that consume usually rich in omega-3 foods prevents the occurrence of cardiovascular, neurodegenerative disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke (stroke), hypertension, osteoporosis, arteriosclerosis, … etc.