It may be tiny, but it's mighty !

The flax seed also known as "Alsi" in Hindi is a great source of many vital nutrients. Flax seed contains very low Carbohydrates which make it ideal for people who are over weight and obese. Flax seed is rich in healthy fat and high fiber and so it is very useful for weight loss and maintenance. 

Flax seed is also rich in Vitamin B, Magnesium. and Manganese. Many dietitian recommend it to use it to lose weight. The other vital contents of Flax seed are as follows:

Flax seed

Flax seed is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids :

Omega-3 fatty acids have number of health benefits. We need them for our bodies to work properly.
Health benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids are as follows:

  • It play an important role in reducing inflammation throughout the body in blood vessels, joints and elsewhere.
  • It helps in lowering cholesterol levels.
  • It is linked with prevention and treatment of many major illness like Heart disease, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Cancer and Arthritis etc.
  • It also helps in treating Infertility and premature birth.

Flax seed is high in fiber:

The cholesterol lowering effects of Flax seed is probably mainly due to its high fiber content. It also helps in controlling blood sugar level and proper functioning of the intestines. High fiber is helps in relieving constipation and indigestion.

Flax seed is high in phytochemicals:

Flax seed is high in Phytochemicals, including many antioxidants. It is best source of antioxidant lignan, which convert in our intestines to substances that tend to balance female hormones.

Health benefits of Lignans are as follows :

  • Breast cancer prevention
  • Prostate cancer prevention
  • Hair growth
  • Colon cancer prevention
  • Diabetes prevention
  • Menopause relief
  • High antioxidant value
  • Boost immunity
  • Reduce risk of Cardiovascular disease

Unfortunately most people are unaware of the benefits of this tiny mighty seed, which is easily available in India as ALSI.(अलसी)

The capsules of same available in market has animal origin and costs 7-8 Rs/cap.
So it is highly recommended to include flax seed in your diet to remain healthy energetic and beautiful.

I am grateful to Dr.Kavita Agrawal for sharing this Health article on Flax Seed with Nirogikaya.

Dr.Kavita Agrawal is a leading Plastic Surgeon and Cosmetologist in Vapi,Gujrat. Her main area of interest is skin and hair problems. 

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