Who knew a little seed can do so many wonders for your health! Flax seeds are known for being effective in treating the body and skin. It also helps in shedding the unwanted weight as per Dr Manoj Kutteri, Wellness Director Atmantan Wellness Centre. Here are a few thoughts on it from our expert.
Contains omega 3 fatty acids
Omega fatty acids are vital for the body as it helps in improving eyesight and mental health as well as reducing the risk of cancer and heart diseases. Further, the nutrient assists in keeping the bones healthy, delaying the signs of ageing and improving sleep quality. And yes, it is effective in weight loss too. Dr Manoj shares, “The fatty acids in the seeds help in balancing metabolism and reducing inflammation, which keeps the body healthy with improved digestion.”
High on dietary fibre
These seeds possess an ample amount of both soluble and insoluble dietary fibre. As per Dr Manoj, “While the soluble fibre helps in slowing down food absorption making you feel full for a longer period of time, the insoluble fibre keeps a check on good bacteria, which helps in digestion and increased metabolic rate.” Both aid the body process food accordingly and keep the digestive system healthy. They also detox your body, making it lose the unnecessary toxins.
Rich in protein
Protein is a must consumption in our daily food intake as it helps in developing tissues and blood cells, which in turn aids in generating energy for the body. It assists in burning fat and also increases the immunity of the body. Dr Manoj says, “As the seeds are rich in protein, a spoonful of it makes you feel full for a longer time, which prevents you from overeating and assists in weight loss.”
Packed with antioxidants
Dr Manoj says, “Being a highly fibrous seed with antioxidants, flax seeds serve its purpose for the body to shed weight.” Its antioxidants, known as lignans, enhance the body’s cell function, leading to a healthier life. Other benefits of this substance include strengthening the heart, decreasing cognitive problems as well as keeping the body and mind fit.
Low on sugar and starch level
Dr Manoj shares, “Flax seeds have a very low sugar and starch level, which makes them low on calories and very high on promoting good health.” They are also low on cholesterol which further aids in being fit.
Flax seeds for your taste buds
The seeds can be consumed in their original form, roasted, ground or in a healthy mix of your desired recipes. Having a very popular purpose for its benefits, people are on a roll of consuming them in multiple ways.
Here are two quick and easy recipes which you can try from our cookbook:
A spoonful of flax seeds to munch on with other healthy snacks does not require planning or time. What are you waiting for? Go grab a spoon and start munching for a fitter you.