Flax Seed Powder: Benefits & Uses


The
health benefits of flax seeds powder and it's uses, also known as linseed.

  1. Flax seeds have been grown
    and cultivated for over 6000 years. They are one of the most ancient crops
    and have some wonderful health benefits for the human body.

  1. This is one of the most
    powerful plant foods on the planet as it is rich in nutrients which fight
    off disease.

  1. These small golden coloured
    seeds are the number one source of lignans in a human diet. Lignans are
    antioxidants which balance hormones throughout the body. 

  1. Many people eat flax seeds as
    they are a rich source of omega 3 fatty acids and B vitamins. These help
    your hair to grow by reducing dryness and a flaky scalp.

  1. Flax seeds can be ground to
    create flax seed powder. This is much better to consume, as your body can
    easily absorb its nutrients.

  1. The fibre in flax seed powder
    has been scientifically shown to reduce cholesterol, as it causes more fat
    to be excreted when you use the toilet.

The
soluble fibre also helps to trap bile forcing the body to produce more in the
gallbladder which breaks down fat.

  1. The power is often used by
    those with coeliac disease as it is completely gluten free, and has
    anti-inflammatory properties which is easy to digest for a sensitive
    stomach.

  1. Flax seed powder can be used
    as an alternative to flour in baking and works well when combined with
    coconut flour.

  1. Some companies cold press
    flax seeds to produce flax seed oil which also contains these health
    boosting properties.

  1. The lignans within the seeds
    also have anti-aging effects as they help cells to regenerate. This
    protects the body from degrading with age. 

  1. They also have the ability to
    regulate oestrogen levels in both men and women. This is excellent to
    protect women from certain types of cancer after menopause.

  1. Studies have also shown that
    flax seeds can reduce the risk of prostate, ovarian, breast and colon
    cancer due to their ability to regulate hormones and boost healthy
    bacteria in the digestive tract.

  1. Many menopausal women take
    flax seeds in their breakfast smoothies to help to calm hot flashes and
    night sweats. It also helps to regulate periods for younger women.

  1. Those who suffer with dry
    eyes benefit from consuming these seeds as they have eye lubricating
    effects.

  1. The essential fatty acids
    reduce blood clotting and triglycerides in the body. This helps to protect
    you heart from failure and heart disease.

  1. In order to consume flax
    seeds, it is important that they are ground, as the whole seeds may pass
    straight through the body due to their shells.  Use a pestle and mortar to achieve this.

  1. This powder can be thrown
    into delicious salads, stir fries, smoothies or soups in order to easily
    boost your intake.

  1. Sprouted Flax Seeds on the
    other hand contain even more health benefits than the dormant variety.
    Simply soak them in water and stir occasionally for 2-4 days. This
    activates the seeds and make them more nutritious.

  1. Other methods include
    consuming flax seed gel or flax seed oil. Please see our other videos to
    learn more about these, and other seeds, nuts and legumes.


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