Flax Seed

Flax Seed is one of the most concentrated vegetarian sources of omega-3 fats. It contains 50-60% omega-3 fatty acids in the form of Alpha linolenic acid. It is also rich in antioxidants, vitamin B, dietary fiber and a group of phytogens called lignans, protein and potassium. These components help human body to maintain overall health.
Flaxseed is so healthy because it contains three key ingredients: omega-3 fatty acids, fiber and lignans. Early research indicates that these three ingredients make flaxseed a possible “wonder food.”
Flaxseeds are a rich source of a number of vitamins and minerals. Flaxseeds contain vitamins B1, B2, C, E and carotene. In addition, flaxseeds are a good source of zinc, iron and trace amounts of phosphorus, calcium, potassium, magnesium and vitamin E. While flaxseeds provide a wealth of vitamins and minerals, its health benefits are vast.
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential to your body because they fight inflammation. This means omega-3 fatty acids fight many ailments. Flaxseed is a major source of omega-3 fatty acids. The key to fighting inflammation in your body is to equalize your ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 intake, and flaxseed consumption is one of the best ways to do so.
Flaxseed contains the largest percentage of soluble and insoluble fiber of any plant food. The fiber in flaxseed helps with cholesterol, move food through the intestines and stabilize blood sugar. Fiber is also a healthy food because it helps to control your appetite. If you eat enough fiber, you will feel more satisfied and you won’t feel as strong of an urge to over consume food.
Flaxseed also contains lignansare high in antioxidants, high in fiber and have anti-estrogenic effects. Lignans are phytonutrients that may help regulate hormone levels.Lignans are high in antioxidants and may support the immune system.
Flax seeds are rich source of vitamin E. It has proven effect on growth of capillaries which provides nourishment to the hair roots, shaft and the scalp.Omega-3 fatty acids nourish hair follicles and helps make hair strong and healthy.

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