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Miraculous Facts of Flax Seeds



Flax seeds are also known as common flax or linseed also. These seeds come from flax, which was widely cultivated in the Middle Eastern regions & China in the past. They have gained popularity all across the globe now. Some people call it a neglected food too, as still a lot of people are not aware of this food & its benefits.

Flax seeds are a great source of dietary fiber, Vitamin B1, Manganese, they are highly rich source of micronutrients and possess essential fatty acids & alpha-linoleic acid, which are commonly known as ALA or Omega-3.

It is being termed as a wonder food due to its numerous health benefits. There is a lot of research still going on for this food but most reserchers feel it scores very well as a healthy food, more and more people are now making it a regular part of their diet. Can you imagine! 2 Tablespoons of this nutty flavored seeds equals 100% of the daily quantity intake of heart-healthy-fats.

Flax seeds – Best known for main 3 healthy components:

  • Omega-3 essential fatty acids – known as the “good” fat are strongly considered heart healthy.
  • Lignans – they have anti oxidants and estrogen qualities, flaxseed has 80-800 times more content as compared to other foods.
  • Fiber – flax seed is rich in both soluble & insoluble fibers types so it makes it an excellent source for fiber.

Flax seeds possible health benefits:

Helps in protecting against Cancer

Helps to lower Cholesterol

Helps in lowering blood pressure

Helps in preventing Hot Flashes

Helps to improve blood sugar & Diabetes

Helps protect against radiation

Helps in reducing inflammation & joint pains

Flax seed Types:

There are 2 main types of flax seeds available – golden & brown. Both of them are considered equally good and contain similar Omega3. It can be purchased as whole seeds or as ground seeds.

How to Store Flax seeds:

Flax seeds can be bought whole or ground, the whole flax seeds have a shelf life of about 6-12 months but should be kept & stored in an airtight box in a dark & cool place. Where as the ground seeds have a shelf life of about 6-16 weeks only. If refrigerated they can last up to 1-2 years.

How to use Flax seed:

  • Adding to your cereals.
  • Mixing with vegetables.
  • Blending with smoothies & shakes
  • Using in the breads & cookies & bakery products.


It has numerous benefits listed but still it is not a magic food, which can suddenly improve the health. For maintaining good health a proper diet and regular exercise is essential. Also as per researchers, the pregnant women & Breast-feeding ladies should not include these seeds in their diet as a precautionary measure.

Considering its health benefits, this is surely worth a try!

Stay Healthy!!

Post by Parul Khanna

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