Flax seeds: Consume them this way if you want to lose weight

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Find out why flax seeds help you lose weight and reduce hunger. Here's how to consume flax seeds for weight loss.

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I flax seed they are a truly prized super food, known for their high nutrient content and incredible health benefits. These are tiny brown seeds, grown since ancient times, which have recently gained enormous popularity. 





Rich in acids Omega-3 fats, fibers and lignans, these tiny seeds are known to improve digestion, reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer. On top of that, these seeds can help speed up the weight loss process; in fact, adding flaxseed to your diet has been shown to speed up your metabolism and help you lose a few pounds. But to get the most benefit from these seeds you need to consume them in the right way.

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Nutritional content of flax seeds

Flax seeds have high quality amino acids and they are rich in protein. Other important minerals found in the tiny seeds are thiamine, copper, molybdenum, magnesium, phosphorus, ferulic acid, cyanogenic glycosides, phytosterols and lignans. (Read also: Flax seeds: how to use them for hair health and beauty)

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Flax seeds and weight loss

lose weight It is important to consume good sources of protein And there is nothing better than flax seeds. 100 grams of these contain 18 grams of protein. This essential macronutrient helps repair cells and build muscles.

The tiny brown seed contains a fiber called mucilage. Consuming fiber can help you lose weight because it reduces the feeling of hunger. Studies suggest that adding a teaspoon of flaxseed powder to your diet daily can promote weight loss in overweight and obese people. (Read also: These two simple ingredients help you cleanse your intestines in just three weeks)


Other benefits of consuming flax seeds

Being rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, these tiny seeds can also help maintain good heart health and lower the level of cholesterol bad. People suffering from high blood pressure can also consume them to keep their blood pressure in check. Studies suggest flax seeds are also effective in reduce the risk of cancer and inflammation in the body.


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The right way to eat flax seeds

There are two types of flax seeds: yellow and brown. Both are equally nutritious and beneficial to health. You can roast the seeds and then grind them into a powder, which you can store in an airtight container and use it as a salad dressing or smoothie. Here's how to consume them.

Ingredients:

  • 1 glass of water
  • 1 tablespoon of flax seeds
  • 1 spoon of lemon juice
  • 1 spoon of brown sugar

Method:

  • add a glass of water and 1 tablespoon of ground flax seeds to a deep pan
  • let the water boil for 2-3 minutes
  • turn off the gas and pour the drink into a cup
  • add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and brown sugar to improve the taste.

Who shouldn't consume flaxseed

People who suffer from low blood pressurelow blood sugar constipation, diarrhea, hormonal problems and bleeding problems should be careful and avoid consuming flax seeds and all supplements based on or with flax seeds; it is advisable to always consult your doctor before using them.



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