How to Eat Flax Seeds? Health Benefits, Tips and Recipes

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Flaxseeds have a strong earthy flavor and a variety of health benefits.  The experts agree that if you want to help with hair loss and want to grow, there is nothing better than a regular dose of Flaxseeds. In the beginning I had some difficulties in cultivating taste in its raw form, but my love for it grew after a while.

Flax Seeds

The experts and nutritionists recommend a tablespoon per day to cover your daily nutrient requirements. However, you should be aware of how you consume flaxseed. Flax seeds are brown with a rigid cover and crisp. If they aren’t chew properly, it wouldn’t be beneficial for your body and that’s one of the main reasons why many people like in powder form.

9 Flaxseed Benefits

Flaxseeds are enriched with some of the most basic and essential nutrients which our body needs. Take a look:

  1. They have zero cholesterol, so it is good for the heart.
  2. They are a good source of fiber, help digestion, prevent constipation and help suppress hunger.
  3. Other nutrients include:
  • Protein
  • Magnesium
  • Calcium
  • Phosphorus
  • Omega-3 (alpha-linolenic acid)
  • Lignin and mucilage
  1. The regular consumption of Flaxseeds is good for the prevention of skin cancer and facilitates weight loss.
  2. Flaxseeds are ideal for women’s health and help maintain balanced hormone levels.
  3. Flaxseed can aid to decrease the symptoms of menopause, such as redness and night sweats. Flaxseed can also aid women with unbalanced periods also those with extreme PMS symptoms – for instance headache, anxiety, mood swings, etc. It also helps control severe bleeding during menstruation to improve the risk of breast cancer and uterine function.
  4. In women, hair loss is usually associated with a hormonal imbalance and stress. Flaxseed is ideal for the health of women and therefore promotes healthy hair.
  5. Flaxseeds are also associated with the reduction of hypertension.
  6. They are low in LDL (lipoproteins) or bad cholesterol.

How to Eat Flaxseeds?

There was a lot of debate about how to consume Flaxseeds. It is true that Flaxseeds if not properly chewed can go undigested. Ground seeds or even milled Flaxseeds can be a better choice. You can also opt for Flaxseeds oil to replace other oils in your kitchen. I am sharing with you some of the easiest ways to integrate Flaxseeds into the daily diet.

Dr. Gargi, in Delhi Chef Nutritionist recommends:

  • Flaxseeds can be given to the dough to make rotis, biscuits, cakes, bread, pancakes, etc.
  • You can use them to make muesli, add them to cereal, oatmeal, oatmeal, salads, soup and muesli.
  • Mix in milkshakes, smoothies, sauces, meals, soups and stews.
  • You can have them even with yogurt.

Flaxseeds Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tablespoons Of Flaxseeds
  • 1 Cup Flavored Soya Milk
  • 1 Cup Chopped Fresh Strawberries
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped And Frozen Bananas
  • 2 Teaspoon Honey
  • 2 Strawberries And 2 Banana Slices

Method:

  1. Add the strawberries, bananas, flaxseed and honey into the soya milk, mix in a juicer until the mixture is smooth and soft.
  2. Pour equal amounts of dough into 2 separate glasses.
  3. Serve Garnish with a slice of strawberry and banana.

 

 Flaxseeds Recipe

 

Raita of Flaxseed

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Of Pumpkin, Roughly Grated
  • 1 Cup Of Quark Low-Fat Milk, Freshly Churned
  • 1/2 Cup Of Mint, Finely Chopped (Pudina)
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Caraway Roasted (Jeera)
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Black Salt
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Roasted And Ground Flaxseeds
  • Salt To Taste

Method:

  1. Mix the protective flask, using a glass of water. Cover and cook over medium heat for 4 minutes.
  2. Mix all the ingredients, pumpkin, cooked in a deep bowl and mix well.
  3. Refrigerate at least for 1 hour.

Raita of Flaxseed